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Girls from orphanages form football team

Girls living in orphanages in the Central Anatolian province of Sivas have formed a football team and qualified for the Third Women's Football League that will start in February.

The team is called the Family and Social Policy Youth and Sports Club, named after the Family and Social Services Ministry.

Turkish e-sports teams earn success in PUBG Championships

Turkish e-sports teams have achieved enormous success in the PUBG Mobile World Championship, with teams gaining prizes between $98,000 and $482,000.

"We are proud with the Turkish teams' performances. Not only for PUBG, but for Turkish e-sports, it has been a year of records," Aras Şenyüz, the country manager of PUBG Mobile, told Demirören News Agency on Jan. 25.

Olympic champ archer eyes five gold medals in 2024

Olympic gold medalist recurve archer Mete Gazoz, who came first in the men's individual event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, has said he expects to win four or five medals in the future.

Beşiktaş parts way with coach Sergen Yalçın

Beşiktaş coach Sergen Yalçın has left his post following a string of poor results, according to a statement by the Turkish Süper Lig champion.

"We have parted ways by mutual agreement with Sergen Yalçın, who has been the coach of our Professional Football Team since Jan. 29, 2020," Beşiktaş said on Dec. 9 in a brief statement.

Country’s first women’s football derby played to protest femicides

The women's football teams of Turkish giants Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe have faced each other for the first time in history within the scope of the United Nations' "Orange the World" campaign to protest femicides and violence against women in Istanbul late on Dec. 7.

Turkish pool player Semih Saygıner wins 3-cushion world cup

Prominent Turkish pool player Semih Saygıner won the Sharm El Sheikh World Cup 2021 on Dec. 4 after a fabulous catch-up race.

Saygıner bagged the three-cushion men's title at the tournament held in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm El Sheikh by beating his Dutch rival Dick Jaspers 50-37.

Trabzonspor flying high in Süper Lig as rivals fumble

Turkish Süper Lig leader Trabzonspor extended its points difference with the closest rival to 10 points after Week 14 games, bolstering its fans' hopes that the 28-year longing for the league trophy will be over this season.

Former chair of Turkish football giant dies

Mustafa Cengiz, the former chair of the Turkish football team Galatasaray, has died at the age of 71, according to a statement by the sports club.

"We lost the 37th president of Galatasaray Sports Club, Mustafa Cengiz. May God have mercy on our president. Our condolences to his family, loved ones and our community," it said in the statement.

Dinçel wins gold in seniors’ taekwondo

Turkish athlete Merve Dinçel has won a gold medal at the World Taekwondo Women's Open Championships held in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh.

The Turkish Taekwondo Federation tweeted that Dinçel beat Alma Perez Parrado from Spain in the women's 53 kg final to become the world champion.

Aytemiz Alanyaspor beats Beşiktaş 2-0 at home, sits in third place

Aytemiz Alanyaspor defeated Beşiktaş 2-0 on Nov. 20 to sit in the third spot in the Turkish Süper Lig standings.

Aytemiz Alanyaspor broke open the scoring when Senegalese forward Khouma Babacar fired a right-footed volley at close range in minute 14 at Bahçeşehir Okullari stadium.

All eyes on intercontinental derby between Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe

Following the international break, football fans in Turkey eye the coming intercontinental derby between Istanbul's fierce rivals, Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe, on Nov. 21.

The two teams are now quite far from the top of the league, so both need a victory to grip the title race in the Turkish Spor Toto Süper Lig.

Turkey beat Montenegro 2-1, qualify for 2022 World Cup playoffs

Turkey defeated Montenegro 2-1 in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifications Group G match on Nov. 16. 

Montenegro started the match at home very fast and drew first blood in the third minute with Fatos Beqiraj at Podgorica City Stadium.

Turkey's response came in the 22nd minute with Kerem Aktürkoğlu. The first half ended 1-1.

Turkey sets eyes on World Cup berth

Turkey heads to Montenegro on Nov. 16 night knowing that a victory would be enough for it to secure a top-two finish in its 2022 World Cup qualification group.

The country is currently second in Group G, level on points with third-placed Norway, while Montenegro is down in fourth and will finish in that position regardless of what happens on the final matchday.