Association football

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.

Weather in Bulgaria: Code Yellow for First Frosts in Many Regions

Bulgaia's National Weather Service declared a code yellow danger fof very low morning temperatures on September 24. It applies to western, south-western and part of southern Bulgaria - for the districts of Plovdiv, Sofia city, Sofia region, Kyustendil, Pernik, Blagoevgrad, Pazardzhik, Stara Zagora and h Fore-Balkan region the lows will very between 1 -3 degrees C.

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, 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.

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.