Turkey advances to EuroBasket Women quarterfinals

18 June 2017 0

National team beats Italy to secure quarterfinals spot A strong double-double performance by Kuanitra Hollingsvorth helped Turkey beat Italy on Saturday and put the team in the quarterfinals of the FIBA EuroBasket Women tournament. The 54-53 win at the Hradec Kralove Arena was Turkey’s second win in Group B. Hollingsvorth was the game’s top scorer with 29 points and 21 boards. The Red-Whites beat Slovakia 69-58 Friday in the team’s first game of the tournament. Read More

Turkey wins 59 medals at Islamic Solidarity Games

15 May 2017 0

Turkey accumulated 59 medals on the second day of the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in Azerbaijani capital of Baku on Sunday. The Turkish participants won 20 gold, 24 silver and 15 bronze medals in the categories of shooting, weightlifting, swimming, karate, judo and blind judo, artistic gymnastics, and handball. On Saturday, the Turkish participants garnered 10 gold, 7 silver and 10 bronze medals. Turkey again ranked second on the list. Azerbaijan topped the list with Read More

Istanbul festival spotlights Turkic sports and culture

11 May 2017 0

Over 800 athletes ready to ride, shoot, and wrestle their way to legendary glory A festival spotlighting Turkic sports and cultures from legendary ages past began in Istanbul on Thursday. The second annual Ethnosports Culture Festival, sponsored by Anadolu Agency, aims to promote and revive sports and cultures unique to ancient Turkic life. Hakan Kazanci, deputy chairman of the World Ethnosports Federation, told Anadolu Agency, “We aim to bring to light sports which are in Read More

Turkish wrestler bags gold in European championship

6 May 2017 0

Turkish wrestler Taha Akgul won the gold medal at the 2017 European Wrestling Championships in Serbia on Friday. Akgul, a 25-year-old athlete from central Turkey’s Sivas province, came first in the men’s 125-kilogram (276 pounds) freestyle category by beating Azerbaijan’s Jamaladdin Magomedov, 8-2. The national athlete had participated in the event despite a foot injury. This was his fifth European championship win of his career. The tournament has three categories: women’s and men’s freestyle, and Read More

Turkish official elected to leading UEFA body

5 April 2017 0

Turkish Football Federation’s Servet Yardimci to serve four-year term on powerful Executive Committee A Turkish football official was elected to UEFA’s powerful 17-member Executive Committee on Wednesday. Servet Yardimci, the Turkish Football Federation’s First Deputy Chairman, was elected at a UEFA Congress held in Helsinki, Finland. Yardimci was born in Rize, on Turkey’s Black Sea coast. Previously, the 60-year-old administrator was an executive at top-flight Turkish club Rizespor and held several positions at the Turkish Read More

Turkish athlete wins world fencing gold in first

2 April 2017 0

Ibrahim Ahmed Acar, 17, brings home Turkey’s first gold medal in fencing, a month after winning European competition Ibrahim Ahmed Acar on Saturday became the first Turkish fencer to be crowned world champion, Turkey’s Fencing Federation has announced. Acar, 17, made history at this year’s World Cadet and Junior Fencing Championships in Bulgaria after beating his American rival Christopher Walker 15-13 at the final. The victory comes only a month after Acar brought Turkey its Read More

Turkish Airlines to sponsor US football side

29 March 2017 0

Turkish Airlines on Tuesday signed a sponsorship deal with American professional football club Indy Eleven, based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. The agreement sees Turkish Airlines become the official international airline partner of the club which plays in the North American Soccer League. “As part of the agreement, Turkish Airlines will serve as the first jersey-back sponsor in Indy Eleven history, with the airline’s logo set to debut on the club’s kits starting on Saturday, when Read More

Basketball: Turkey derbies highlight Euroleague round 8

16 November 2016 0

Europe’s biggest basketball club competition, the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, is set to once again see Turkish teams battle each other in round eight of the tournament. On Thursday, Istanbul powerhouse Fenerbahce will play against Anadolu Efes, and on Friday, Galatasaray Odeabank will host Darussafaka Dogus. The new Euroleague format allows all 16 teams to play against each other in a league format – a break from the old system, which divided the teams into two Read More

Thousands run in 38th Vodafone Istanbul Marathon

13 November 2016 0

It was third time lucky for Kenyan-born Azerbaijani runner Evans Kiplagat who finished first in Sunday’s Vodafone Istanbul Marathon’s men’s race. Crossing the line with a time of two hours, 13 minutes and 28 seconds, Kiplagat finally took first place after finishing second last year and third in 2012. Ethiopian athlete Shura Kitata Tola finished second and Kenyan runner Peter Kiptoo Kiplagat came third. Kenyan athlete Agnes Jeruto Barsosio won the women’s marathon with a Read More

Hundreds arrested amid hooliganism in France

17 June 2016 0

More than 300 people have been arrested since the start of the Euro 2016 football championships less than a week ago, the French Interior Ministry said Thursday. In a statement, the ministry said there had been 323 arrests on suspicion of theft, damage to property, or violence. Eleven people have been given prison sentences, three of which were suspended, while another 196 are in custody awaiting a court appearance. Two dozen face deportation, the ministry Read More

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