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

Euro 2016: Turkish fans resolved to light up Eiffel Tower

13 June 2016 0

Thanks to the enthusiasm of Turkish football fans, the Eiffel Tower may be lit up Sunday night in red and white, the colors of the Turkish team, and its flag, competing in the Euro 2016. As part of a social media campaign in line with the Euro 2016 football tournament that kicked off Friday in Paris, football fans now have a chance to see the city’s iconic landmark lit up in the colors of their Read More

Football: Turkey beat Slovenia in friendly 1-0

6 June 2016 0

Turkey beat Slovenia 1-0 in an international friendly match at the Stozice Arena in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana Sunday. Turkey took on Slovenia in a friendly as part of final preparations for the 2016 UEFA European Championship, Euro 2016, due to start in France on June 10. Turkey scored in the sixth minute of the first half when Burak Yilmaz scored a header from the center of the box to the left corner, giving the Read More

Arda Turan on cloud nine over Barcelona debut

8 January 2016 0

 Spanish football giants Barcelona’s Turkish midfielder Arda Turan expressed his excitement about playing for “Barca” for the first time in his statement to Catalunya Radio on Thursday. “I am living my dream at Barcelona. Just imagine, you are playing with Messi on the same pitch. Nothing is more important than this,” Arda said. Making his debut for Barcelona in Copa del Rey (Spanish King’s Cup) Round of 16 first leg against city rivals Espanyol on Jan. 6, Turan said he was very happy Read More

Football: Galatasaray sign Donk in 2.5 million euro deal

8 January 2016 0

Turkey’s Galatasaray signed Dutch footballer Ryan Donk from fellow Istanbul club Kasimpasa in a 2.5 million euro ($2.69 million) deal on Tuesday, according to a club statement. The defensive midfielder, 29, was secured on a two-and-a-half year contract that will earn him 1.5 million euros a season as well as 15,000 euros for every match he plays. Donk, who signed for Kasimpasa in July 2013, told Galatasaray’s TV channel he had been thinking of playing for the club Read More

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