Turkish manager expects tight match in EURO 2020 opener

Turkey expects a tough match against Italy in Friday's UEFA EURO 2020 opener in Rome, the Turkish national football team manager said on June 10. 

"I expect tomorrow's match will be in a high level technically, tactically and physically," Şenol Güneş said in a pre-match press conference, referring to both teams' high concentration and challenging playing style on the pitch.

Irish-Kuwaiti tourist acquitted in street brawl case in Turkey

An Irish-Kuwaiti tourist, who made headlines in August 2015 when video footage of his brawl with shopkeepers in Istanbul went viral online, was acquitted in the case by a Turkish court on July 12. 

The Istanbul court acquitted Irish-Kuwaiti tourist Mohammed Fadel Dobbous, a former boxer, saying the case was a legitimate incident of self-defense so the suspect should not be punished.

Istanbul's Beşiktaş clinches its 15th title

Defending champion Beşiktaş clinched the Turkish Super League title after beating a relegated Gazinantepspor 4-0 away only one week before the ending late on May 28.

This was the Black Eagle's second domestic victory in a row under coach Şenol Güneş.

Beşiktaş was excited to achieve its 15th league title to put a third star on its jersey.

Beşiktaş out to finish job in second leg against Olympiacos

Beşiktaş coach Şenol Güneş remains cautious ahead of the Europa League second leg of round of 16 tie with Olympiacos, despite a promising draw in the first game in Greece. 

"Of course we will start the game in a solid manner, not taking many risks," Doğan News Agency quoted Güneş as telling his squad ahead of the March 16 game. 

Title hopeful Başakşehir suffers shock in 4-0 defeat against Kasımpaşaspor

Başakşehir suffered an unexpected 4-0 loss against Kasımpaşaspor on Feb. 12, making it miss its chance to climb back to the top of the Spor Toto Super League standings and failing to capitalize on its closest rival's loss.

Beşiktaş, which suffered a 2-1 shock defeat at Karabükspor's field on Feb. 10, remained atop the standings, two points ahead of Başakşehir.