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Lower division team eliminate Beşiktaş from Turkish Cup

Beşiktaş have been eliminated on Jan. 22 from the Ziraat Turkish Cup over a shocking home loss 3-2 to a lower division club, Büyükşehir Belediye Erzurumspor.

The Black Eagles upset their fans as their march in the Turkish Cup ended in the round of 16 phase.

After many years, Turkish Cyprus hosts a FIFA member team for first time

Turkish Cyprus is hosting a FIFA and UEFA member country's football team for winter camp for the first time in decades.

Vålerenga, which competed in Norway's top football league, came for a mid-season training at the facilities of a hotel in the Turkish Cypriot resort town of Kyrenia.

Turkish woman fencer wins silver in Junior World Cup

Turkish woman fencer Nisanur Erbil won a silver medal in the FIE Junior Segovia World Cup 2020 on Jan. 18.

France's Anne Poupinet beat Erbil 15-12 in the final to win the gold medal in the tournament in Spain.

Erbil had defeated the U.S.' Chloe Fox-Gitomer 15-14 to compete in the final.

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Turkish women win 4 golds in international boxing

Turkish women boxers on Jan. 18 won four gold medals at the 33rd International Ahmet Cömert International Boxing Tournament in metropolis Istanbul.

Buse Naz Çakıroğlu, Esra Yıldız, Busenaz Sürmeneli, and Şennur Demir all claimed gold medals in the five-day contest, which ended on Jan. 18.

Some 160 boxers from 19 countries competed in the tournament.

League leader Sivas out to make a statement

Turkey's Super Lig resumed after the winter break, following a first-half marked by so-called underdogs, with none of the three title contenders from Istanbul making it to the top three.

League leader from eastern Turkey, Sivasspor will re-launch its campaign in Istanbul, facing fourth-spot Beşiktaş.

German Chancellor Merkel to visit Turkey next week

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Turkey next week to discuss bilateral relations and international issues, her spokesman said on Jan. 17.

Speaking at a news conference in Berlin, Steffen Seibert said Merkel would visit Istanbul on Jan. 24 for talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

EuroLeague: Barcelona stun Fenerbahçe Beko in Istanbul

Turkey's Fenerbahçe Beko suffered a frustrating home loss to Barcelona on Jan. 17 that ended the Istanbul club's three-game winning streak in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.

The Spanish team toppled Fenerbahçe 80-74.

Greek playmaker guard Kostas Sloukas led Fenerbahçe Beko with a "double-double" at the Ülker Sports and Event Hall.

EuroLeague: Fenerbahçe to face Catalan giant Barcelona

Turkey's Fenerbahçe Beko will host Catalan basketball powerhouse Barcelona Lassa on Jan. 16 in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague 2019-20 regular season.

The match will be held at Ülker Arena in Istanbul at 20.45 local time in Turkey.

Juventus' Turkish defender Merih Demiral undergoes knee surgery, will miss EURO 2020

Italian football powerhouse Juventus' Turkish central defender Merih Demiral will be out for at least six months, the Turin club said on Jan. 14.

"Earlier this evening, Merih Demiral underwent reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament and suture of the lateral meniscus of the left knee," the latest Serie A winners said on their website.

Turkish women’s volleyball team grabs ticket to Tokyo

Turkey snatched a ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after winning the women's CEV European continental qualifier.

In Jan. 12's grand finale, the Turks delivered a straight-set victory over Germany, symbolizing their right to compete at the Games in the Japanese capital.

Turkey to face Germany in Tokyo 2020 volleyball quals

Turkey's national volleyball team will take on Germany in the CEV European qualification finals for the 2020 Olympic Games on Jan. 11, after beating Poland 3-2.

In the match at Omnisport Apeldoorn, Turkey defeated Poland in five sets 25 - 19, 18 - 25, 25 - 23, 31 - 33 and 11 - 15.

Outside hitter Meryem Boz was the best player scoring 36 points.

Turkish women on road to get Tokyo ticket

The Turkish women's volleyball team on Jan. 10 won against Belgium 3-2 in a tie-breaker to qualify for the CEV European qualification semifinals for the 2020 Olympic Games.

Turkey led the first two sets 25-20 and 25-15, a great advantage to win the match in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, but the Belgians managed to equalize, winning the third and fourth sets, 25-20 and 25-22.

Fenerbahçe Beko beat Baskonia for second straight win

Turkey's Fenerbahçe Beko defeated Spain's Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 79-65 on Jan. 9 in a Round 18 game of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.

During the game at the Fernando Buesa Arena in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, Leo Westermann was the top scorer for Fenerbahçe Beko with 21 points.

Volleyball: Turkish women seek win for 2020 Olympics

Turkey's national women volleyball team will take on Belgium for their last group match in the European qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Jan. 10.

Turkey were beaten by Germany 3-1 in their first game of the European qualifiers on Tuesday while they beat Croatia 3-1 in their second game on Wednesday in the tournament.

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