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The Turkey national basketball team (Turkish: Türkiye Millî Basketbol Takımı) represents Turkey in international basketball tournaments. They are governed by the Turkish Basketball Federation. Their nickname is the 12 Dev Adam, meaning 12 Giant Men.

Turkey Turkey
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FIBA ranking15 Increase 2 (16 September 2019)[1]
Joined FIBA1936
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationTBF
CoachUfuk Sarıca
Nickname(s)12 Dev Adam
(12 Giant Men)
Olympic Games
Appearances2
MedalsNone
FIBA World Cup
Appearances5
MedalsSilver Silver: (2010)
EuroBasket
Appearances24
MedalsSilver Silver: (2001)

Turkey has competed at every major international basketball tournament. Their greatest achievements are winning two silver medals on home soil at the EuroBasket (2001), and FIBA World Cup (2010) respectively. Turkey has also won two gold (1987, 2013), one silver (1971), and three bronze (1967, 1983, 2009) medals at the Mediterranean Games.

Currently, Turkey stands 15th in the FIBA World Rankings.

HistoryEdit

 
Turkey against Greece in 1936.

Ahmet Robenson was known as being the first organizer of basketball in Turkey.[2] In 1936, Turkey played its first ever basketball match against Greece, winning 49–12. For many years basketball was the second most popular sport in Turkey, but the national team could not win any international tournaments until the 1980s, when Turkey won the gold medal at the 1981 Balkan Championship and the 1987 Mediterranean Games. Efes Pilsen was the first Turkish club to win a European Cup in any team sport, the 1995–96 FIBA Korać Cup. Since then, basketball in Turkey has grown constantly, as the national team began to play a major role in international tournaments. The Turkish national team won the silver medal at both the EuroBasket 2001, and the 2010 FIBA World Cup.[3]

1930s–1940sEdit

 
Turkey national basketball team squad in 1946.

Turkey's European Championship debut came at the EuroBasket 1949. The Turks split their six matches in the seven-team round robin tournament, finishing with three wins and three losses for 4th place.[4]

1950sEdit

Turkey competed again at the EuroBasket 1951 in Paris. Their only loss in the preliminary round was to the Soviet Union as Turkey earned the second-rank spot with a 3–1 record. Their single loss to Bulgaria in the semi-final round, however, was enough to bump them from championship contention as they came out on the bottom of a three-way tie with a 2–1 record. They won their classification 5–8 game, but lost the 5/6 game to Italy.

Turkey returned after missing 1953's edition to the EuroBasket 1955 in Budapest. They went 1–2 in their preliminary round group, taking third in the pool and moving to classification play. There they lost only to France on their way to a 3–1 record in classification round 1. They lost their 9–12 semi-final by 1 point to Finland, but defeated England 77–54 in the next game to take 11th place of the 18 team tournament.

Turkey appeared again at the EuroBasket 1957 in Sofia. Losing to the Soviet Union and Poland in the preliminary round, Turkey took third in the group to be sent to the classification pool. They defeated each of the other seven teams in the classification round in order to take 9th place of the 16 teams.

1960s–1980sEdit

The 1960s, 1970s and 1980s were in general a barren period for the Turkish national basketball team. They were, however, successful at the Mediterranean Games, winning two bronze medals in 1967 and 1983, one silver medal in 1971, and one gold medal in 1987. Turkey also won the gold medal at the Balkan Championship in 1981. The team was led by notable coaches like Yalçın Granit and Mehmet Baturalp in the 1960s and 1970s, and by Aydan Siyavuş during the Balkan and Mediterranean triumphs of the 1980s, which marked the dawn of a successful new era in Turkish basketball (especially in European club competitions) starting from the late 1980s and early 1990s. Efe Aydan and Erman Kunter were among the notable players of this period in Turkish basketball. Erman Kunter, who still holds a number of all-time records in the Turkish Basketball League as a player, later became a successful coach in the Turkish and French basketball leagues, and led the Turkish national team at the EuroBasket 1999.

1990sEdit

Turkey appeared again at the EuroBasket 1993 after 12 years of absence, but finished 11th among 16 teams. Turkey finished 13th among 14 teams at the EuroBasket 1995, 8th among 16 teams at the EuroBasket 1997, and again 8th among 16 teams at the EuroBasket 1999.

2000sEdit

As the host country of the EuroBasket 2001, the Turkish national basketball team, led by coach Aydın Örs, reached the EuroBasket final for the first time in their history (a few years earlier, Aydın Örs had reached the final of the 1992–93 FIBA Saporta Cup and won the 1995–96 FIBA Korać Cup as the coach of Turkish club Efes Pilsen, which was the first European title won by a Turkish basketball team.) Turkey defeated Croatia in the quarter-finals and Germany in the semi-finals, before playing with Yugoslavia in the final. Turkey lost the game 69–78 and finished the tournament with the silver medal. Turkish star İbrahim Kutluay scored 19 points in the final game and was included in the all-tournament team. Team captain Harun Erdenay was another key scorer for Turkey in the tournament. The team's roster included past and future NBA players Mirsad Türkcan, Hidayet Türkoğlu and Mehmet Okur.

Turkey then qualified for the 2002 FIBA World Cup. Turkey had 4 wins and 4 defeats at the championship and finished 9th.

At the EuroBasket 2003, Turkey reached the second round where they got eliminated by Serbia and Montenegro.

Turkey qualified for the EuroBasket 2005 held in Serbia and Montenegro, but lost to Lithuania (87–75) and Croatia (80–67), defeating only Bulgaria (94–89) in the preliminary round. This win brought Turkey to the knock-out stage, where Germany eliminated the team 66–57. Turkey ended the tournament with a 9–12 rank.

Turkey was awarded one of the four wild cards by FIBA for the qualification to the 2006 FIBA World Cup in Japan.

The Turkish squad completed the preliminary rounds in Group C at second place after the Greek team, and was entitled to play in the round of 16, winning 4 matches against Lithuania (76–74), Australia (76–68), Brazil (73–71) and Qatar (76–69) out of 5 games in total, losing only to Greece (69–76) in the last match. The young team also achieved the first official win over Lithuania and the first ever 4 consecutive wins in a championship. On August 26, 2006, the Turkish national team qualified for the Elite Eight, defeating Slovenia by 90–84. In the quarter-finals, Turkey lost to Argentina. They managed to defeat Lithuania once again before losing to France, finishing 6th.

A new nickname, 12 Cesur Yürek (12 Brave Hearts) was proposed after the young and inexperienced team's surprising performance in the 2006 World Cup, despite not having star players Hidayet Türkoğlu, Mehmet Okur, Mirsad Türkcan, Kerem Tunçeri and Hüseyin Beşok.

At the EuroBasket 2007, Turkey played in Group C with Lithuania, Germany and the Czech Republic. Turkey began by losing 86–69 to Lithuania and was then blown out 79–49 by Germany. The team ended group play with an 80–72 win over fellow bottom-of-the-group team Czech Republic. With that win Turkey advanced to the next round, but the team lost all its games (66–51 to Slovenia, 84–75 to Italy, 85–64 to France) in that round. Turkey was eliminated from the EuroBasket 2007 with a 1–5 record and an 11th-place finish.

At the EuroBasket 2009, Turkey played in Group D with hosts Poland, Lithuania and Bulgaria. The Group D matches took place in Wrocław, Poland. Turkey won all three of its group matches and qualified for the second round. Turkey enjoyed a strong start in the second round as well, winning its first match against World Champions Spain, when Ömer Aşık and Ersan İlyasova (both of whom are NBA players) rejected a last-second shot by Sergio Llull. Turkey then beat Serbia in overtime. Turkey's winning streak came to an end against Slovenia, when, despite a 19-point comeback, Engin Atsür missed a desperation three pointer in a 69–67 loss. In the quarter-finals, Turkey met Greece and lost a close game in overtime, finishing the tournament 8th. Yet, in the same year, Turkey won the bronze medal at the 2009 Mediterranean Games.

2010sEdit

 
Turkey hosted the 2010 FIBA World Cup and won the silver medal, losing to the USA in the final.

As the host country, Turkey, led by coach Bogdan Tanjević, automatically qualified for the 2010 FIBA World Cup. Turkey topped their group, winning all their games against Côte d'Ivoire, Russia, Greece, Puerto Rico and China. In the knockout stages Turkey managed to defeat France, Slovenia and Serbia in a thrilling semi-final match which Turkey won 83–82. The national team enjoyed their greatest success to date on the international stage, going undefeated in group play and progressing to the final, where they eventually lost to the United States to come away with the silver medal. Each player was awarded a prize of 1,500,000 TL (approximately $1,000,000 in September 2010) from the Turkish government for being the runner-up in the competition.[5]

Orhun Ene, who was the assistant coach of Turkey next to Tanjević and had a successful career as a player, was appointed the head coach to lead Turkey during the EuroBasket 2011. The team had a bad tournament as they got eliminated in the second group phase after losing three straight games. Turkey and Serbia were the only teams that managed to defeat the eventual EuroBasket 2011 champions Spain during the tournament.

Two years later, Turkey won their second gold medal at the 2013 Mediterranean Games by defeating Serbia in the final. A few months later at the EuroBasket 2013, Turkey managed to defeat only Sweden, before finishing the competition with an putrid (1-4) record and 17th place.

On 22 March 2014, the Turkish Basketball Federation announced that Ergin Ataman would lead the national team during the 2014 FIBA World Cup, EuroBasket 2015 and the 2016 Summer Olympics. Ergin Ataman is one of the most successful Turkish coaches in European club competitions, having won the 2001–02 FIBA Saporta Cup with the Italian club Montepaschi Siena, the 2011–12 FIBA EuroChallenge with the Turkish club Beşiktaş, and the 2015–16 EuroCup with the Turkish club Galatasaray. The Turkish team failed to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics after a loss to France.

On 19 January 2017, Ufuk Sarıca succeeded Ergin Ataman as Turkey's new head coach. Sarıca was among the star players of Efes Pilsen in the 1990s, winning the 1995–96 FIBA Korać Cup and reaching the final of the 1992–93 FIBA Saporta Cup with the Istanbul based club under head coach Aydın Örs.

Turkey was one of the co-hosts for the EuroBasket 2017, but the national team put up an near identical performance as they did at the 2015 edition. They finished both tournaments at an dismal 14th place, while winning one fewer game than they did in 2015.

HonoursEdit

The Turkish national team's medal record through the years:

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
FIBA World Cup 0 1 0 1
EuroBasket 0 1 0 1
Mediterranean Games 2 1 3 6
Grand Totals 2 3 3 8

Competitive recordEdit

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

The following is the 12-man roster for the 2019 FIBA World Cup

Turkey national basketball team – 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
G 1 Wilbekin, Scottie 26 – (1993-04-05)April 5, 1993 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Maccabi Tel Aviv  
G 4 Balbay, Doğuş 30 – (1989-01-21)January 21, 1989 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Anadolu Efes  
PF 5 Birsen, Metecan 24 – (1995-04-06)April 6, 1995 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) Pınar Karşıyaka  
SF 6 Osman, Cedi 24 – (1995-04-08)April 8, 1995 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) Cleveland Cavaliers  
PF 8 İlyasova, Ersan 32 – (1987-05-15)May 15, 1987 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) Milwaukee Bucks  
C 9 Erden, Semih 33 – (1986-07-28)July 28, 1986 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) Pınar Karşıyaka  
SG 10 Mahmutoğlu, Melih 29 – (1990-05-12)May 12, 1990 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Fenerbahçe  
C 11 Arar, Ege 22 – (1996-09-02)September 2, 1996 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) Galatasaray  
G 19 Tuncer, Buğrahan 26 – (1993-03-23)March 23, 1993 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Anadolu Efes  
C 21 Şanlı, Sertaç 28 – (1991-08-05)August 5, 1991 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) Anadolu Efes  
G/F 22 Korkmaz, Furkan 22 – (1997-07-24)July 24, 1997 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Philadelphia 76ers  
SG 24 Arslan, Yiğit 23 – (1996-05-12)May 12, 1996 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Galatasaray  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Murat Bilge
  •   Arda Demirbağ
  •   Sedat Özyer
  •   Recep Şen
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 31 August 2019

Depth ChartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Semih Erden Sertaç Şanlı Ege Arar
PF Ersan Ilyasova Metecan Birsen
SF Cedi Osman Furkan Korkmaz
SG Melih Mahmutoğlu Buğrahan Tuncer Yiğit Arslan
PG Scottie Wilbekin Doğuş Balbay

Head coachesEdit

Past rostersEdit

1936 Olympic Games: finished 21st among 21 teams

Kamil Ocak, Şeref Alemdar, Naili Moran, Hazdayi Penso, Nihat Ertuğ, Jak Habib, Feridun Koray, Dionis Sakalak, Sadri Usluoğlu, Hayri Arsebük (Coach: Rupen Semerciyan)


1949 EuroBasket: finished 4th among 7 teams

Hüseyin Öztürk, Samim Göreç, Ali Uras, Avram Barokas, Mehmet Ali Yalım, Tevfik Tankut, Sacit Seldüz, Erdoğan Partener, Ayduk Koray, Haşim Tankut, Candaş Tekeli, Vitali Benazus (Coach: ?)


1951 EuroBasket: finished 6th among 17 teams

Yalçın Granit, Ali Uras, Mehmet Ali Yalım, Avram Barokas, Sacit Seldüz, Nejat Diyarbakırlı, Yılmaz Gündüz, Cemil Sevin, Sadi Gülçelik, Ertem Göreç, Ayhan Demir (Coach: ?)


1952 Olympic Games: finished 22nd among 23 teams

Yalçın Granit, Ali Uras, Mehmet Ali Yalım, Altan Dinçer, Sacit Seldüz, Nejat Diyarbakırlı, Yılmaz Gündüz, Sadi Gülçelik, Yüksel Alkan, Turhan Tezol, Erdoğan Partener, Güney Ülmen (Coach: ?)


1955 EuroBasket: finished 11th among 18 teams

Yalçın Granit, Mehmet Ali Yalım, Altan Dinçer, Sadi Gülçelik, Tunç Erim, Yüksel Alkan, Turhan Tezol, Yalçın Okaya, Yavuz Türkoğlu, Üner Erimer, Yüksel Böke, Erdoğan Karabelen, Cahit Tanık, Şinasi Ertan (Coach: ?)


1957 EuroBasket: finished 9th among 16 teams

Yalçın Granit, Mehmet Baturalp, Orhan Girgin, Tunç Erim, Yavuz Türkoğlu, Yılmaz Gündüz, Altan Dinçer, Turhan Tezol, Üner Erimer, Erdoğan Karabelen, Erkan Gündüz (Coach: ?)


1959 EuroBasket: finished 12th among 17 teams

Mehmet Baturalp, Ünal Büyükaycan, Nedret Uyguç, Şengün Kaplanoğlu, Turhan Tezol, Tunç Erim, Ömer Urkon, Özer Salnur, Erdoğan Karabelen, Güner Yalçıner, Tuğrul Demir, Ali Kazaz (Coach: Samim Göreç)


1961 EuroBasket: finished 10th among 19 teams

Mehmet Baturalp, Şengün Kaplanoğlu, Nedret Uyguç, Dursun Açıkbaş, Altan Dinçer, Tuncer Kobaner, Haşim Ülkü, Ömer Urkon, Ali Kazaz, Yavuz Demir, Erdal Poyrazoğlu, Ersan Salihoğlu (Coach: Yalçın Granit)


1963 EuroBasket: finished 15th among 16 teams

Mehmet Baturalp, Nedret Uyguç, Nedim Hoşgör, Ünal Büyükaycan, Şengün Kaplanoğlu, Tuncer Kobaner, Haşim Ülkü, Özer Salnur, Halil Dağlı, İlker Esel, Hüseyin Kozluca, Yavuz Demir (Coach: Yalçın Granit)


1971 EuroBasket: finished 12th among 12 teams

Nur Germen, Hüseyin Alp, Kemal Erdenay, Nadir Vekiloğlu, Barış Küce, Battal Durusel, Zeki Tosun, Reşat Güney, Cihat İlkbaşaran, Serdar Ersözlü, Abdullah İnce (Coach: Mehmet Baturalp)


1973 EuroBasket: finished 8th among 12 teams

Aydın Örs, Doğan Hakyemez, Kemal Erdenay, Battal Durusel, Reşat Güney, Nuri Tan, Serdar Ersözlü, Necmi Ton, Zeki Tosun, Erdal Poyrazoğlu, Abdullah İnce, Halil Dağlı (Coach: Mehmet Baturalp)


1975 EuroBasket: finished 9th among 12 teams

Nur Germen, Kemal Erdenay, Doğan Hakyemez, Efe Aydan, Barış Küce, Battal Durusel, Nadir Vekiloğlu, Ömürden Kısagün, Zeki Tosun, Erdal Poyrazoğlu, Abdullah İnce, Kemal Akıncı (Coach: Mehmet Baturalp)


1981 EuroBasket: finished 11th among 12 teams

Efe Aydan, Erman Kunter, Doğan Hakyemez, Aytek Gürkan, Emir Turam, Necati Güler, Mehmet Döğüşken, Serdar Koçyiğit, Melih Erçin, Cevat Soydaş, Celal Arısan, Sadi Olcay (Coach: Aydan Siyavuş)


1993 EuroBasket: finished 11th among 16 teams

Harun Erdenay, Orhun Ene, Lütfi Arıboğan, Levent Topsakal, Ömer Büyükaycan, Hüsnü Çakırgil, Tamer Oyguç, Volkan Aydın, Serdar Apaydın, Murat Konuk, Erdal Koşan, Ömer Saybir (Coach: Nur Germen)


1995 EuroBasket: finished 13th among 14 teams

Harun Erdenay, Orhun Ene, İbrahim Kutluay, Haluk Yıldırım, Levent Topsakal, Ömer Büyükaycan, Tamer Oyguç, Lütfi Arıboğan, Mirsad Türkcan, Murat Konuk, Murat Evliyaoğlu, Serdar Apaydın (Coach: Çetin Yılmaz)


1997 EuroBasket: finished 8th among 16 teams

İbrahim Kutluay, Harun Erdenay, Orhun Ene, Ufuk Sarıca, Mirsad Türkcan, Tamer Oyguç, Hüseyin Beşok, Volkan Aydın, Murat Evliyaoğlu, Murat Konuk, Tunç Girgin, Kemal Tunçeri (Coach: Ercüment Sunter)


1999 EuroBasket: finished 8th among 16 teams

Hidayet Türkoğlu, İbrahim Kutluay, Mehmet Okur, Mirsad Türkcan, Ufuk Sarıca, Hüseyin Beşok, Tamer Oyguç, Haluk Yıldırım, Murat Konuk, Kerem Tunçeri, Cüneyt Erden, Asım Pars (Coach: Erman Kunter)


2001 EuroBasket: finished 2nd   among 16 teams

İbrahim Kutluay, Hidayet Türkoğlu, Mehmet Okur, Mirsad Türkcan, Hüseyin Beşok, Harun Erdenay, Orhun Ene, Haluk Yıldırım, Kaya Peker, Kerem Tunçeri, Ömer Onan, Asım Pars (Coach: Aydın Örs)


2002 World Cup: finished 9th among 16 teams

Hidayet Türkoğlu, Mehmet Okur, İbrahim Kutluay, Harun Erdenay, Mirsad Türkcan, Hüseyin Beşok, Haluk Yıldırım, Kerem Tunçeri, Kaya Peker, Ömer Onan, Hakan Köseoğlu, Asım Pars (Coach: Aydın Örs)


2003 EuroBasket: finished 12th among 16 teams

Hidayet Türkoğlu, Mehmet Okur, İbrahim Kutluay, Mirsad Türkcan, Hüseyin Beşok, Kaya Peker, Kerem Gönlüm, Kerem Tunçeri, Ender Arslan, Ömer Onan, Haluk Yıldırım, Rasim Başak (Coach: Aydın Örs)


2005 EuroBasket: finished 9th among 16 teams

Hidayet Türkoğlu, Mehmet Okur, İbrahim Kutluay, Serkan Erdoğan, Mirsad Türkcan, Kaya Peker, Ermal Kurtoğlu, Kerem Gönlüm, Kerem Tunçeri, Ender Arslan, Cenk Akyol, Fatih Solak (Coach: Bogdan Tanjević)


2006 World Cup: finished 6th among 24 teams

İbrahim Kutluay, Serkan Erdoğan, Ersan İlyasova, Kaya Peker, Kerem Gönlüm, Ermal Kurtoğlu, Ender Arslan, Semih Erden, Engin Atsür, Cenk Akyol, Hakan Demirel, Fatih Solak (Coach: Bogdan Tanjević)


2007 EuroBasket: finished 11th among 16 teams

Hidayet Türkoğlu, Mehmet Okur, İbrahim Kutluay, Kaya Peker, Kerem Gönlüm, Ender Arslan, Ermal Kurtoğlu, Engin Atsür, Cenk Akyol, Ersan İlyasova, Semih Erden, Hakan Demirel (Coach: Bogdan Tanjević)


2009 EuroBasket: finished 8th among 16 teams

Bekir Yarangüme, Sinan Güler, Engin Atsür, Ömer Onan, Ersan İlyasova, Semih Erden, Kerem Tunçeri, Oğuz Savaş, Ömer Aşık, Ender Arslan, Barış Hersek, Hidayet Türkoğlu (Coach: Bogdan Tanjević)


2010 World Cup: finished 2nd   among 24 teams

Cenk Akyol, Sinan Güler, Barış Ermiş, Ömer Onan, Ersan İlyasova, Semih Erden, Kerem Tunçeri, Oğuz Savaş, Kerem Gönlüm, Ender Arslan, Ömer Aşık, Hidayet Türkoğlu (Coach: Bogdan Tanjević)


2011 EuroBasket: finished 11th among 24 teams

Cenk Akyol, Sinan Güler, Enes Kanter, Ömer Onan, Ersan İlyasova, İzzet Türkyılmaz, Kerem Tunçeri, Oğuz Savaş, Ömer Aşık, Ender Arslan, Emir Preldžič, Hidayet Türkoğlu (Coach: Orhun Ene)


2013 EuroBasket: finished 17th among 24 teams

Doğuş Balbay, Sinan Güler, Birkan Batuk, Serhat Çetin, Ersan İlyasova, Semih Erden, Kerem Gönlüm, Oğuz Savaş, Ömer Aşık, Ender Arslan, Emir Preldžič, Hidayet Türkoğlu (Coach: Bogdan Tanjević)


2014 World Cup: finished 8th among 24 teams

Cedi Osman, Sinan Güler, Barış Ermiş, Cenk Akyol, Barış Hersek, Emir Preldžič, Kerem Tunçeri, Oğuz Savaş, Kerem Gönlüm, Ender Arslan, Ömer Aşık, Furkan Aldemir (Coach: Ergin Ataman)


2015 EuroBasket: finished 14th among 24 teams

Kartal Özmızrak, Sinan Güler, Cedi Osman, Barış Hersek, Ersan İlyasova, Semih Erden, Melih Mahmutoğlu, Oğuz Savaş, Furkan Korkmaz, Ali Muhammed, Göksenin Köksal, Furkan Aldemir (Coach: Ergin Ataman)


2017 EuroBasket: finished 14th among 24 teams

Erkan Veyseloğlu, Barış Hersek, Sertaç Şanlı, Doğuş Balbay, Semih Erden, Furkan Korkmaz, Sinan Güler, Melih Mahmutoğlu, Kenan Sipahi, Cedi Osman, Furkan Aldemir, Göksenin Köksal (Coach: Ufuk Sarıca)

Memorable victoriesEdit

GalleryEdit

KitEdit

ManufacturerEdit

2015: Adidas [6]

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2015: Garanti [6]

NotesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 16 September 2019. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  2. ^ The Club Scene: Galatasaray C.C., eurocupbasketball.com, Nov 17, 2009. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  3. ^ 2010 FIBA World Championship | ARCHIVE.FIBA.COM, FIBA.com, Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  4. ^ 1949 European Championship for Men | ARCHIVE.FIBA.COM, FIBA.com, Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  5. ^ http://www.milliyet.com.tr/2010/09/12/spor/
  6. ^ a b Turkey | EuroBasket 2015 - PHOTO GALLERY, eurobasket2015.org, Retrieved 30 Dec 2015.

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