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3rd in UEFA Nations League
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46dESPN staff

Tosun sees red, makes throat-slit gesture at fan

Turkey's Cenk Tosun appeared to make a throat-slitting gesture towards a fan and had to be restrained by his teammates in a 2-2 draw with Tunisia.

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65dPA Sport

Turkey: 'High time' to host major tournament

The head of the Turkish bid for the 2024 European Championships has said it is "high time" his country was given the chance to host a major event.

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79dESPN staff

Turkish fan hires crane to watch game

Having been given a one-year ban from the Denizli Atatürk stadium for a previous misdemeanour, the chap in question went to extreme lengths.

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82dChris Wright

Sahin accepted into Harvard Business School

Confounding the assertion that footballers are a little lacking in the intelligence department, Nuri Sahin has announced he's off to college.

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117dPA Sport

Topal scores as Turkey edge out Ireland

Ireland handed senior debuts to Declan Rice, Scott Hogan and sub Matt Doherty and first starts to Alan Browne and Sean Maguire in Antalya

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191dMark Lovell

Denis Naki's car shot at on motorway

Naki, a Kurd who currently plays for Turkish side Amed SK, was given a suspended 18-month sentence in April for promoting "terrorist propaganda."

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257dStephan Uersfeld

Sahin retires from international football

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Nuri Sahin has retired from international football after 52 caps for Turkey , saying it is time for a new generation.

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280dEren Sarigul

Turkey amputee team's Euro glory

Turkey's amputee football team inspired a nation as they beat England in Monday's European Championship final at the 41,903-seater Vodafone Park.

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281dChris Borg

Arsenal to end Arda Turan's Barca exile?

Arda Turan has struggled for playing time since arriving at Barcelona two summers ago. Will he join Arsenal in January? Transfer Talk has the latest.

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296dEren Sarigul

Fenerbahce-Besiktas: The view from Istanbul

After this weekend's wild Istanbul derby in which five red cards were shown, Eren Sarigul explains its explosion in both popularity and entertainment.

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379dBen Gladwell

Terim backs Calhanoglu to help Milan

Turkey boss Fatih Terim says Hakan Calhanoglu can help AC Milan get back to the top in Europe again.

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407dSam Marsden

Barca's Turan quits Turkey after altercation

Arda Turan has announced his retirement from international football after clashing with a journalist while flying back from Turkey's goalless draw.

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426dStephan Uersfeld

Demirbay denies pledging Turkey allegiance

Kerem Demirbay says he was not aware he pledged allegiance to Turkey before opting to accept Germany's Confederations Cup invitation.

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530dStephan Uersfeld

Calhanoglu won't work with father after ban

Hakan Calhanoglu has said he will no longer allow his father interfere in his career after the Turkey international was hit with a four-month ban.

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531dAssociated Press

Leverkusen's Calhanoglu banned 4 months

Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu will serve a four-month ban imposed by FIFA for breach of contract.

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551dEren Sarigul

Basaksehir continue to defy the odds

Turkish minnows Basaksehir currently sit unbeaten atop Turkey's Super Lig and they got there by defying everything you know about Turkish football.