Super Toto Super League leader Medipol Başakşehir, a giant killer turned title contender, is set to pay a crucial – if not historic – visit to Fenerbahçe on Jan. 22.
A home defeat against Başakşehir could mean the end of title hopes for Fenerbahçe, while the visiting side will want to continue its unbeaten streak
Despite Turkey’s many problems, foreign investors still have a belief in the country’s economy, but many have adopted a wait-and-see approach amid the country’s current political turmoil. ‘They are trying to understand what is happening in the country,’ says economist Murat Sağman
The second half of the Spor Toto Super League season starts with surprise package Başakşehir atop the standings, but the Istanbul club’s coach is refusing to discuss his side’s title chances
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It was year 2000 and a coalition government was ruling made up of three parties, DSP-ANAP and MHP. The prime minister was late Bülent Ecevit and the Deputy Prime Minister was Devlet Bahçeli.
İzmir traffic policeman Fethi Sekin, who has been declared a hero after his actions prevented a greater loss of life in an attack on the province’s courthouse on Jan. 5, was given a final send-off on Jan. 6 after dying in a shootout with two militants
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Is a photograph that reveals bare violence a news story or is it violence porn? This is an endless debate.
A Dec. 24 fixture between Beşiktaş and Gaziantepspor witnessed a rare dialogue between chanting fans and a rival coach when the visiting side’s İbrahim Üzülmez gestured to his own players to stand up
Medipol Başakşehir goes into the winter break on top of the Turkish Super League, surpassing the usual suspects Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray
The editors of a new collection of essays on the social effects of Turkey’s economic transformation since the 1980s speak to the Hürriyet Daily News about their book
The Spor Toto Super League’s surprise leader, Başakşehir, will hope to grab the symbolic title of winter champions when it travels to Adanaspor on Dec. 24 while also maintaining its unbeaten start to the season
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FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Making of Neoliberal Turkey’ edited by Cenk Özbay, Maral Erol, Ayşecan Terzioğlu and Z. Umut Turem (Ashgate, 241 pages, £95)
Galatasaray coach Jan Olde Riekerink blamed the weather and the icy pitch after his side was held to 2-2 draw at Osmanlıspor in the Spor Toto Super League on Dec. 18
Beşiktaş suffered its first defeat of the Spor Toto Super League season on Dec. 17, losing 2-1 at tiny city rival Kasımpaşa
The police officers killed in the Dec. 10 terror attack in central Istanbul were not faceless uniforms but sons, brothers, fathers, U.K. Ambassador to Turkey Richard Moore said in a soulful tweet
Football is once again not just football in the aftermath of a bomb attack near Istanbul’s Vodafone Arena stadium and a simultaneous one just a few hundred meters soon after a Beşiktaş-Bursaspor league game
Turkey will have three teams in the Europa League when the European football’s second-tier competition resumes with the round of 32 in February
A rising Fenerbahçe, which has won its last eight games, will host historic rival Beşiktaş on Dec. 3 looking to maintain an 11-year undefeated record in derby games.
Spor Toto Super League leader Medipol Başakşehir refused to allow Beşiktaş to overtake it atop the table in an exciting draw between the top flight’s last two unbeaten teams during a Nov. 26 match at Beşiktaş’s Vodafone Arena.
Turkey’s Fenerbahçe can advance to the round of 32 in the UEFA Europa League with a game to spare with the right combination of results on matchday five when it welcomes Ukraine’s Zorya Luhansk, while Osmanlıspor can also make it to the next round if it beats Romania’s Steaua București away
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