Turkish champion Beşiktaş wants to maintain its good start to the Champions League on Sept. 26 when it hosts RB Leipzig for the first time as the German upstart hunts a maiden win in its debut season in Europe.
An Istanbul derby between Fenerbahçe and Beşiktaş on the night of Sept. 23 descended into farce amid five red cards, 10 yellow cards, and two penalties, with the home side Fenerbahçe eventually extending its unbeaten streak against the visitors to 15 games with a 2-1 victory.
A strong Beşiktaş will seek a first away win since 2005 against Fenerbahçe, another title challenger that suffered a bad start to the season, in the first derby game of the year on Sept. 23.
The Turkish Super League’s defending champion Beşiktaş defeated Konyaspor 2-0 in the closing game of the week at home late on Sept. 18, equalizing matters with Galatasaray on top of the standing.
Turkish Spor Toto Super League leader Galatasaray hosts minnow city rival Kasımpaşa on Sept. 16, aiming to continue its perfect home record so far this season
Beaten by Sevilla in the UEFA Champions League play-offs, Turkey’s Başakşehir will make its UEFA Europa League group stage debut this season against Bulgaria’s Ludogorets as Konyaspor visits Marseille.
A goal in the dying minutes gave last season’s runner-up Başakşehir its first-ever league victory at Fenerbahçe on Sept. 9, while defending champion Beşiktaş also won in the Turkish Super League.
Last year’s runner-up Medipol Başakşehir will visit Fenerbahçe, another title contender, on Sept. 9 in the highlight game of the weekend at the Turkish Super League in a bid to break the jinx against its city rival.
Turkey will face a wounded Serbia on Sept. 4 in a key EuroBasket 2017 Group D game after it defeated Great Britain 84-70 on Sept. 2 in Istanbul.
Macedonian football club Vardar eliminated Istanbul's Fenerbahçe from the Europa League late on Aug. 24 thanks to a 4-1 aggregate win.
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There was big chaos and a power struggle in the Turkish airspace on the night of the July 15, 2016, coup attempt.
Fenerbahçe failed to clinch its first league win of the season as it was held to a 2-2 draw at home by Trabzonspor on Aug. 20.
Fener will seek to heal its fresh wounds against Trabzonspor when the historic rivals clash in Istanbul
Eleven arrested journalists and one singer appeared before a judge in Istanbul on Aug. 16 in a case into the alleged media links of the Fethullah Gülen movement, widely believed to be behind Turkey’s July 2016 coup attempt
Defending champion Beşiktaş made a winning start to the new Spor Toto Super League season by beating Antalyaspor 2-0, while city rival Fenerbahçe was held to a 2-2 draw at newcomer Göztepe over the weekend.
Among the eight sprinters lined up at the start of the world 200 meters final and the 56,000 people in the crowd watching, only one man probably thought Ramil Guliyev would be the winner, and that was the Turkish athlete himself
The Turkish Super League begins on Aug. 11, when last season’s dark horse Medipol Başakşehir hosts Bursaspor at home, as fans of all sides feel excited to see world stars who made their way to Turkey on millions of euros of contracts.
Fenerbahçe eliminated Sturm Graz 3-2 on aggregate in the two sides’ UEFA Europa League third qualifying round match in Istanbul on Aug. 3.
Istanbul club Başakşehir was pitted against Spain’s Sevilla in the Champions League playoff stage in a draw on Aug. 4.
Footballer Bekir İrtegün, who was detained in Istanbul on July 28 as part of a probe into the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETO), was released on July 29.
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