Association football

Galatasaray drops further in Turkish Süper Lig with Trabzonspor loss

Galatasaray's woeful Turkish Süper Lig season hit a new low on Jan. 23 when the Istanbul club lost 2-1 to leader Trabzonspor at home.

Galatasaray made a hopeful start to the match and went ahead in the 30th minute when Romanian midfielder Alexandru Cicaldau successfully converted a penalty shot.

Stage set in Süper Lig for Galatasaray vs Trabzonspor clash

Week 23 action in the Turkish Süper Lig pits Galatasaray against Trabzonspor on Jan. 23, with both sides needing a victory, but for very different reasons.

The away side, Trabzonspor, leads the league nine points ahead of its closest rival, sitting in a comfortable spot to aim for its first league title in almost 30 years.

Hull celebrate Acun Ilıcalı with Blackburn win

Championship side Hull City celebrated the arrival of new owner Acun Ilıcalı with an impressive 2-0 win against promotion-chasing Blackburn on Jan. 19. 

Turkish businessman Ilıcalı completed a £20 million ($27 million) takeover of Hull on Wednesday and was presented to fans on the pitch at the KC Stadium before kick-off.

Coachless Beşiktaş wants to turn tide in league

Defending Turkish Süper Lig champion Beşiktaş wants to end its poor run in the competition when it hosts Kayserispor on Dec. 12 despite heading to the game with an interim coach.

Reserve team coach Önder Karaveli will be in charge this weekend after the club announced on Dec. 9 that it had parted ways with coach Sergen Yalçın.

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.

Social media giants reveal 2021’s top searches in Turkey

Google's annual recap of 2021's top trending searches in Turkey has shown the most googled word this year was "EBA giriş" (EBA log in), to get access to the website of the state-run Education Information Network (EBA) channel which was set up for students who had to continue education online due to the pandemic.

Orange Code for Heavy Rainfall, Snowfall and Strong Wind Announced for 3 Districts in Bulgaria

An orange code for heavy rainfall, snowfall and strong winds has been announced for three districts in the country. This is indicated by a reference on the website of the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH).