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

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