1. Shot at Twice and Still Thriving: Mehmet 'The Spider' Topal Is Turkey's Rock

    Mehmet Topal can often be found signing autographs and talking with fans after games. The Spider is one of the most widely respected players in Turkey. He doesn't seem like the kind of guy who'd be shot at, but he has been...

    Emre Sarigul Written by Emre Sarigul about 4 months ago 2,348 reads 2 comments

  2. Fatih Terim Draws on History to Build Turkey's Euro 2016 Master Plan

    Fatih Terim's attention to detail is legendary. So the most striking thing when sitting down in his office at the Turkiye Futbol Federasyonu's elegant but understated headquarters—set ...

    Andy Brassell Written by Andy Brassell about 4 months ago 15,731 reads 11 comments

  3. Trabzonspor Boss Locks Referee in Stadium Until 4am for Refusing to Give Penalty

    Not even Jose Mourinho would try this stunt. The president of Turkish club Trabzonspor was so annoyed that referee Cagatay Sahan failed to give his side a penalty during a 2-2 ...

    Sean Fay Written by Sean Fay about 11 months ago 8,908 reads 3 comments

  4. Turkey Players Celebrate Wildly After Qualification for Euro 2016 Is Confirmed

    Turkey's players seemed quite happy to find out they had made it to Euro 2016 automatically. It didn't look good during their clash against Iceland, but a late free-kick from Selcuk Inan meant they avoided the play-offs...

    Mark Bollons Written by Mark Bollons about 12 months ago 4,567 reads 7 comments