Fenerbahçe took firm control of its Turkish Airlines Euroleague playoffs series with Panathinaikos by claiming a 75-80 victory at the Olympic Sports Center on April 20 to go up 2-0 before next week’s return to Istanbul.
Fenerbahçe failed to claim the Eurolegaue Women trophy, losing 77-63 to Russian club Dynamo Kursk in the final of the Final Four event in Ekaterinburg on April 16.
Turkish basketball will have ambitions of claiming at least one spot in the Euroleague Final Four to be played in Istanbul next month as the Euroleague playoffs begin with three Turkish teams in the final eight.
Istanbul’s Başakşehir swept aside title contender Galatasaray 4-0 on April 10 to continue its pursuit of leader Beşiktaş in a match that was marked by veteran striker Emmanuel Adebayor’s stunning hat trick.
One person was killed and several others were injured when a bus coming from a Turkish Super League game involving Fenerbahçe hit a truck that was illegally parked on the roadside in the Aegean region of Balıkesir on April 10, Doğan News Agency has reported
Beşiktaş achieved an epic 4-3 win over Trabzonspor late on April 8, throwing down a gauntlet to its two closest followers, which will clash with each other on April 10.
League leader Beşiktaş faces in-form Trabzonspor while second-placed Başakşehir takes on third-placed Galatasaray
The Spor Toto Turkish Super League resumes this weekend after a national team break with Medipol Başakşehir, in hot pursuit of leader Beşiktaş, visiting relegation-threatened Akhihsar Belediyespor on April 1.
The 24th Istanbul Jazz Festival, which is set to be held between July 4 and 20, will feature more than 200 names
Anadolu Efes defeated Fenerbahçe 80-77 March 23 at Istanbul’s Abdi İpekçi Arena in a Turkish Airlines Euroleague game to clinch a berth in the playoffs.
Beşiktaş was held to a goalless draw at Antalyaspor on March 19 in a Spor Toto Super League game, on a weekend when its closest rival in the title race also failed to win.
Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has responded to Fenerbahçe’s Italian forward Gigi Datome after he posted a tweet about a scar on his forehead reminiscent of Harry Potter’s infamous “lightning scar.”
Sergen Yalçın, a former legendary Turkish attacking midfielder known for his careless behavior and stunning skills, has already proven to be a giant killer as coach after adding yet another important result against a big Istanbul side in his young stint as coach of Kayserispor.
Buoyed by a dominant performance and an advantageous score against Olympiacos, league leader Beşiktaş takes on Kayserispor under its unforgettable former star Sergen Yalçın
The co-partner of Turkey’s global Nusr-et chain of grill houses recently served Fenerbahçe football star Robin van Persie in Istanbul
Beşiktaş beats Galatasaray to effectively bury the title hopes of its archrival and Fenerbahçe and remain four points ahead of Başakşehir in the race for silverware
A recent report by the KPMG, one of the Big Four global auditors along with Deloitte, EY and PwC, has included Beşiktaş, the Spor Toto Turkish Super League’s defending champion, in its eight-team study of “The European Champions,” underlining the Istanbul side’s efforts toward economic sustainability
Turkish league champions Beşiktaş eliminated Israeli side Hapoel Beer Sheva 5-2 on aggregate late on Feb. 23 to advance to the last 16 in the Europa League, leaving it as the only Turkish side left standing in European competition for the year.
Fenerbahçe will be searching for a much-needed victory when it hosts Russian club Krasnodar in the second leg of a Europa League round of 32 clash.
The arson attack on the Müjdat Gezen Arts and Culture Center in Istanbul’s Kadıköy district is a “provocation,” Culture and Tourism Minister Nabi Avcı has said.
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