Turkish athlete Eray Şamdan wins silver in men's 67 kg karate

Eray Şamdan of Turkey won a silver in men's 67kg karate at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Aug. 5.


It is Turkey's first ever Olympic medal in karate.

The 24-year-old lost to France's Steven da Costa 5-0, who achieved a gold.

Şamdan won a bronze and gold at the European Karate Championships of 2019 and 2021 respectively.

Abducted Turkish ship crew freed

Six Turkish personnel who were abducted on April 11 from their ship off Nigeria's Port Harcourt have been released, a lawyer of their shipping company said on April 25. 

Fehmi Ülgener wrote in a statement that the abducted personnel of the ship, ?lkay Olgun, Haluk Buran, Furkan Topcu, Mehmet Babacan, ?ükrü Dömbek and Eray Falay, were set free and in a good health condition.