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Turkish cultural center inks deal with NBA team

Turkey's state-run cultural agency Yunus Emre Institute announced on Jan. 29 that it has signed a deal with NBA team Cleveland Cavaliers to promote Turkish culture.

"We are truly honored to sign an agreement with Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs in terms of promoting Turkish culture," Halid Bulut, director of Yunus Emre's Washington D.C. office, said on Twitter.

South American coypu finds new home in Turkey

A semi-aquatic, rat-like creature has found a new home in eastern Turkey on Jan. 28, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Jan. 29. (AA Photo)





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Sivasspor salvage draw with stoppage time goal

Demir Grup Sivasspor draw Çaykur Rizespor 1-1 by managing to earn 1 point with a stoppage-time goal.

Playing at Yeni Sivas 4 Eylül Stadium, neither team was able to break the deadlock in the first half.

Leader Sivasspor out to improve cushion


Turkish Süper Lig leader Sivasspor from eastern Turkey, which beat Istanbul's Beşiktaş away in return from the winter break to make a statement that it is there to stay, will take on Black Sea's Rizespor on Jan. 27 on the closing day of match week 19.

Fenerbahçe beat win puts them higher in standings

Turkey's Fenerbahçe earned a 2-0 home win against Medipol Başakşehir in Süper Lig on Jan. 25 -- a key victory carrying the Yellow Canaries to second position in division standings.

Turkish football giant Beşiktaş sack coach Avcı

Turkish football club Beşiktaş sacked their coach Abdullah Avcı on Jan. 24.

"Our executive board decided to part ways with Beşiktaş coach Abdullah Avcı. We thank him and wish him success in the future," the club said in their official website.

Avcı's Beşiktaş career ended just in 239 days.

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.


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.