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Sport in Türkiye (Turkey)

Türkiye (often referred to as Turkey) is one of the world's oldest inhabited countries going as far back as the Paleolithic age and as such has supported some of the oldest cultures in the world. And no flourishing culture has ever existed without some kind of sport in their recreational forte. Türkiye is no exception.

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Football has the strongest following in the country. Their local team Galatasaray took the UEFA Cup as well as the UEFA Super Cup in 2000, and the national football team came third in both the 2002 FIFA World Cup and 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Basketball is also quite popular with their men's national team winning silver in both EuroBasket 2001 and 2010 FIBA World Championship. Both of which were hosted by Türkiye. They have also been making waves in the Mediterranean Games where they took multiple gold, silver and bronze medals starting from 1967.

Volleyball is also gathering quite a following, especially among women. Turkiye's women's national team has won silver as the 2003 European Championship and bronze at both the 2011 European Championship and the 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix. They also have been making headway in the Mediterranean Games winning gold, silver and bronze medals since 1987. Their women's volleyball clubs have also been winning various competitions like Fenerbahçe who took the 2010 FIVB Women's Club World Championship and 2012 CEV Women's Champions League and Vakıfbank who took the 2013 FIVB Women's Club World Championship.

Below are details of sports, sporting events and sports people related to Türkiye. Is there something missing? If you know of something that should be listed here, please let us know.

Popular sports of Türkiye

Traditional and Regional Sports

Türkiye Sporting Success

Great athletes from Türkiye

Türkiye Sports trivia

Türkiye at major events

Past sporting events events hosted in Türkiye

Upcoming sporting events in Türkiye

Annual sporting events held in Türkiye

Sporting Facilities in Türkiye

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