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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.
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.
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 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.
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.