Three Istanbul clubs have learned who their rivals will be in competitions on the European stage, while all three are also hoping to improve their forms in domestic competition this weekend.
Turkish football heavyweight and last year’s league title runner-up Fenerbahçe will host Greek rival Atromitos Aug. 27 in the UEFA Europa League play-offs second leg game in Istanbul, with the advantage of a 1-0 win away in the first game.
Fitch Ratings said it has expected that increased focus on bundled services within the Turkish telecoms market could lead to an increase in content costs, especially for live football broadcast rights in a note on Aug. 24
The Netherlands national football squad for the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey in September has been announced by the team’s newly appointed manager Danny Blind.
The Turkish Super League kicks off with last year’s runner-up, Fenerbahçe, taking on Eskişehirspor in Istanbul, the first game of a season which will be marked by tens of millions of dollars in summer signings by both title contenders and weaker teams alike
Galatasaray, which enjoyed winning the Turkish Super Cup on Aug. 8, will play a friendly match against Real Madrid on Aug. 18, according to a statement from the Turkish club.
Fenerbahçe players will give their all when the Turkish club visits Shakhtar Donetsk on Aug. 5 in the second leg of a Champions League third qualifying round game.
Fiorentina’s German international Mario Gomez has become the latest world star to set up shop in the Turkish Super League after signing a two-year loan deal with Istanbul’s Beşiktaş
Turkey’s Beşiktaş announced it has begun transfer talks with former winger Ricardo Quaresma, though the Portuguese international will not receive a warm hug on his possible return to Istanbul, as his beloved Çarşı fan group has canceled a ceremony following a deadly bomb attack in the southeast of the country
Beşiktaş, also dubbed the black eagles, say it has signed with its former winger Quaresma, who will test his Portugal national team mate, Nani, and other incoming stars playing for rivals Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray
Fenerbahçe, the Turkish giant that has undergone a facelift this summer by picking up Portuguese international Nani and Dutch star Robin van Persie from Manchester United, will return to the Champions League with a third qualifying round game against Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk, after the draw was made on July 17.
Arda Turan, the Turkish star who is set to go to Barcelona July 9 following an up to 41 million-euro contract, sets high goals at the Catalan giant, filling the last gap in his career sheet: a Champions League title
Barcelona announced July 6 the signing of Turkish international midfielder Arda Turan from Atletico Madrid on a five-year deal for a fee that could reach 41 million euros ($45 million)
Turkey kept their Euro 2016 qualifying hopes alive with a hard-fought 1-0 win away to bottom side Kazakhstan thanks to a late Arda Turan strike in their Group A game on June 12.
Former Brazil star Zico on June 10 confirmed he will stand in the election to succeed Sepp Blatter as president of FIFA, although he admitted he may struggle to find enough support.
France’s prime minister said June 11 that he regretted a controversial trip to the Champions League final last weekend and announced he would pay back part of the cost amid howls of protest
US prosecutors have detailed evidence of corruption at the highest levels of FIFA, tainting the award of hosting rights to the 1998 and 2010 World Cups, as police investigations spread June 3 to Australia.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has resigned in a stunning capitulation to exultant critics as a US investigation reportedly draws closer to ensnaring the most powerful man in world sport.
FIFA leader Sepp Blatter said May 30 he was "shocked" at the way the US judiciary has targeted football’s world body and slammed what he called a "hate" campaign by Europe’s football leaders.
Beşiktaş beat Gençlerbirliği 2-1 in the last matchday of the 2014-15 Turkish Spor Toto Super League season at Osmanlı Stadium in Ankara on May 30, completing the season in the third spot with 69 points.
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