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Turkish sprinter finishes second in Diamond League

Turkish sprinter Yasmani Copello Escobar finished second in the men's 400-meter hurdle in the season's first race in the Diamond League. 

The 33-year-old Cuban native finished the race in 49:04 seconds.

Norwegian Karsten Warholm broke the tape in 47:10 seconds.

In the men's 200-meter race, Turkey's Ramil Guliyev finished fifth in 20.80 seconds.

Fenerbahçe football team announce 2 COVID-19 cases

One player and a technical staff member at Fenerbahçe tested positive for COVID-19, the Super Lig club announced on Aug. 13. 

The Turkish club said treatment began for those infected.

The team did not disclose the identities of the infected but said they have been isolated at home.

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No virus in re-tests at Fenerbahçe football club

In a second test for COVID-19, a player and a technical staffer at the Fenerbahce football club who tested positive earlier this week have just returned a negative result, the Turkish Super Lig club said on Aug. 14.

The Istanbul team added that despite the second test finding no infection, the two individuals remain in isolation at home.

Turkish swimmer aims to get medal at Para World Contest

A teenager born without a right arm and left leg started swimming for rehabilitation and succeeded in becoming a national swimmer by overcoming his fear of water.
Having won 50 times already acquiring first place, he is now aiming to achieve new challenges.

Trabzonspor beats Fenerbahçe, reaches Turkish Cup final

Trabzonspor beats Fenerbahçe 3-1 in the Ziraat Turkish Cup semifinal match on June 16 to advance to final. 

Trabzonspor secured the 5-2 aggregate victory, having won the first leg 2-1 at home in March.

The visitors took the lead in the sixth minute at Ülker Stadium, when Norwegian star Alexander Sorloth scored the opener.

Işıl Alben parts ways with Galatasaray basketball team

Turkish female point guard Işıl Alben announced on June 15 that she has parted ways with the Galatasaray women's basketball team. 

"The club unilaterally terminated my new season contract on Jan. 31, 2020. I was called to meet in the first week of February and said that I was ready to make my sacrifice," she said on Instagram.

Fenerbahçe to face Trabzonspor in Turkish Cup

Football club Fenerbahçe will host Trabzonspor on June 16 in the second leg of Turkish Cup semifinals.

The game will be played at 8.45 p.m. local time (1745GMT) at the Ülker Stadium, Fenerbahçe's home ground,.

The Black Sea Storm defeated Yellow Canaries 2-1 in the first leg game in March to gain an advantage score at home.

National sailors back in waters after pandemic break

Sailboats and national sailors are back in Turkish waters after almost two-and-a-half months of bans that aimed to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The sailors, who won medals in many international competitions, finally sailed to the blue waters of Marmara with their coaches.

Beşiktaş suffer defeat to Antalyaspor

Beşiktaş suffered a shocking defeat to Fraport TAV Antalyaspor at Vodafone Park in their first Super Lig match after the league resumed play after halting activities due to the coronavirus.

The away team took a 2-0 lead in the first half on goals by Sinan Gümüş and Amilton.

Fenerbahçe takes measures against virus in stadium

Turkish football giant Fenerbahçe is gearing up for matches in line with coronavirus-related measures.

"@ulkerstadyumu is preparing for the matches we will play. We take our precautions against coronavirus," Fenerbahçe said on Twitter.

In line with measures announced by the Turkish Football Federation (TFF), two seats will be left empty on each bench.

Trabzonspor to appeal at sports court over UEFA ban

Turkish football club Trabzonspor on June 3 said it will appeal at the international sports court against the UEFA's decision to ban the club from European competitions for one year.

"We announce to public that Trabzonspor will appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Switzerland in 10 days," the club said on its website.

Turkish team becomes champion in keyboarding contest

The Turkish keyboard team has won eight medals, including three world championships, in an Internet keyboarding competition.

Nearly 1,500 competitors took part in the International Federation for Information and Communication Processing (Intersteno) International Keyboarding Championship via the Internet over April 14 to June 1.