All News on Sports in Turkey

Umut Bulut breaks Süper Lig appearance record

Turkish football player Umut Bulut has broken all-time record for Turkish Süper Lig appearance with 504 matches.

Bulut took the pitch in the starting 11 when his club Yeni Malatyaspor hosted Ittifak Holding Konyaspor on Feb. 20.

Yeni Malatyaspor said on Twitter that the club from Turkey's east awarded the veteran striker with a plate to honor him before the Konyaspor match.

Turkey qualify for EuroBasket 2022

Turkey qualified for EuroBasket 2022 on Feb. 20 after the Netherlands defeated Croatia 65-57 in qualifiers.

Yannick Franke was the highest scorer of the Dutch team with 15 points, whereas Keye van der Vuurst de Vries scored 11 points in a Group D game at Istanbul's BJK Akatlar Sports Hall.

Turkey’s golf scene emerging as tourism opportunity

Turkey's Culture and Tourism Ministry has shared photos of the golf courses across the country on its Go Turkey website, as it seeks to make the sport a draw for foreign tourists.

"Golf resorts in Türkiye was designed by world-renowned golf course designers. You should visit golf centers where diversity and trails will provide you a unique experience," the website said.

Galatasaray topple Kasımpaşa 2-1 amid heavy snowfall

Galatasaray gained three points by beating Kasımpaşa 2-1 on Feb. 14 amid heavy snowfall at the Türk Telekom Stadium in Istanbul.

Kerem Aktürkoğlu gave a 1-0 lead to the Lions in the ninth minute but Isaac Thelin​​​​​​​ scored an equalizer for the away side in the 51st minute.

Galatasaray secured a hard-fought win after Mostafa Mohamed converted the penalty in the 89th minute.

Turkey’s Antalya 'center of int’l tennis tournaments’

Turkey's Mediterranean resort city of Antalya, which is among the world's foremost tourism destinations, has recently hosted three world-class tennis tournaments.

The city, which is famous for its history, natural wonders and beaches, recently started making a name for itself in sport tourism.

Turkey bags 3 medals at World Para Athletics Grand Prix

Turkey's National Para Athletics Team won three medals on Feb. 10 at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai. 

The Turkish Sports Federation for the Physically Disabled said in a statement that Hamide Doğangün claimed the gold in the women's 800-meter race with 1.56.60 while Zeynep Acet clinched a silver medal with 2.14.84 in the same event.

Anadolu Efes get home win against Beşiktaş

Anadolu Efes beat Beşiktaş with a 84-80 score on Feb. 7 in an ING Basketball Lig game.

Croatian guard Krunoslav Simon was the highest scorer of his team with 22 points and seven assists at Istanbul's Sinan Erdem.

Bryant Dunston and Shane Larkin produced 13 points each in the home victory.

Turkey qualifies for FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021

Turkey qualified for the FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021 as one of the five best second-place teams, the Turkish Basketball Federation announced on Feb. 6.

Turkey moved to the finals with a second-place finish in Group E after losing twice to Serbia and claiming two victories against Lithuania.

EuroBasket 2021 will be co-hosted by France and Spain between June 17 and 27.​​​​​​​

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