All News on Sports in Turkey

Adana Demirspor routs Gaziantep FK 4-0 in Turkish Süper Lig

Adana Demirspor hammered Gaziantep FK 4-0 in a Turkish Süper Lig game on Sept. 25.

Adana took an early lead with Yunus Akgun's goal in the 12th minute at New Adana Stadium and the first half ended 1-0.

Gaziantep's Steven Kaulker scored his own goal and made it 2-0 for Adana Demirspor in the 65th minute.

Derin Toparlak becomes finswimming world champion

Turkish swimmer Derin Toparlak became the world champion in the men's 5,000-meter race at the CMAS Open Water Finswimming World Championship held in Santa Marta, Colombia on Sept. 25.

Turkish swimmer becomes finswimming world champion

Turkish swimmer Derin Toparlak has become the world champion in the men's 5,000-meter race at the CMAS Open Water Finswimming World Championship held in Santa Marta, Colombia.

Toparlak reached the finish line with a time of 43.50.88 in the breathtaking race.

Turkish football club Kayserispor's Emre Demir joins Barcelona

Barcelona purchased Emre Demir from Turkey's Yukatel Kayserispor for €2 million ($2.34 million) plus bonuses, the Catalan club said in a statement on Sept. 23. 

The 17-year-old will stay at the club until 2027, and his release fee has been set at €400 million ($470 million), according to the press release.

New Turkish women's football league to kick off soon

A new Turkish women's football league is set to start the 2021-2022 season, Turkish Football Federation (TFF) said on Sept. 21. 

TFF said important decisions were made regarding the restructuring of women's leagues during a summit on Sept. 20.

Turkey names Stefan Kuntz as new head coach

Germany's Under-21 coach Stefan Kuntz is set to take over the reins of the Turkish national team, the Turkish Football Federation announced on Sept. 19.     

The 58-year-old, who played in the Germany side that won the 1996 European Championship, will sign on Sept. 20 at 1200 GMT at the Riva Hasan Doğan national team training center.     

Turkey defeats Spain, wins European amputee football championship

Turkey sealed a back-to-back European championship title after the national amputee football team defeated Spain 6-0 in Sept. 19's final.

Turkey clinched the trophy with goals from Ömer Güleryüz (3), Kemal Güleş (2), and Rahmi Özcan at Cracovia Stadium in Krakow, Poland.

They dominated the tournament by scoring 36 goals and conceding only two.

Turkey wins consecutive Euro amputee football cup

Turkish national amputee football team has yet again bagged the European Championship title by defeating Spain 6-0, marking the victory for the second time in a row.

The team clinched the trophy with a hat trick from Ömer Güleryüz, a brace from Kemal Güleş and a goal from Rahmi Özcan at Cracovia Stadium in Krakow, Poland.

Challenging marathon in Anatolia completed

Nearly 800 local and foreign athletes participated in the seventh Phrygian Ultra Marathon this year, which is one of the biggest in Turkey in terms of the size of the event, following a year paused by the pandemic.

Turkey, Spain move to European amputee football championship final

Turkey and Spain booked their place at the European amputee football championship final on Sept. 18.

Defending champions Turkey defeated Russia 5-2 while Spain beat the host country Poland 2-1 in the semifinals in Krakow.

The final match will be played at Poland's Cracovia Stadium on Sept. 19.

Beşiktaş beats Antalyaspor 3-2 in Turkish Süper Lig clash

Beşiktaş gained a 3-2 comeback win over Fraport TAV Antalyaspor in the Turkish Süper Lig on Sept. 18.

Goals from Haji Wright and Veysel Sarı in the last three minutes of the first half gave the home side a 2-0 lead at the Antalya Stadium.

Galatasaray defeat Lazio 1-0 in Europa League

Galatasaray beat Lazio 1-0 in the UEFA Europa League Group E match on Sept. 16. 

Lazio's Albanian goalie Thomas Strakosha scored an own goal in the 67th minute at Ali Sami Yen Sports Complex (Turk Telekom Stadium), Istanbul.

Galatasaray took the top spot with three points, while Marseille placed 2nd with one point in Group E.

Turkish amputee team eyes trophy in Euro champ

Turkish national amputee football team is playing against Ireland on Sept. 17 in the quarterfinal match at the European Championship in Krakow, Poland, eyeing to regain the success of 2017 and become the champion.

Turkish businessman to buy British football club Hull City

Turkish businessman and media owner Acun Ilıcalı has announced his plans to buy the British football club Hull City, which plays in the Championship.

"Negotiations have started. I hope my dream will come true," Ilıcalı said in an interview with the national broadcaster Haber Global.