Overview

Team profile

Turkey

Turkey have recorded a marked improvement in their performances over recent years. They achieved their best result at the 2012 World Grand Prix when they took the bronze medal behind the United States and Brazil. Last year they bounced back from an eighth-place finish in 2013 to take fourth place in Group 1 in their fourth outing at the tournament. At last year’s World Championship they finished level-ninth. They took two silvers and a bronze in the European League from 2009-11 and claimed bronze at the 2011 European Championship. The team made their first appearance at Olympic level at London 2012 where they recorded wins over Serbia and Korea, finishing in equal-ninth place overall.


The Turks have competed in every Mediterranean Games final since 1997, taking gold in 2005. Known as Filenin Sultanlan, which translates into Sultans of the Net, the team should be boosted in the coming years after their youngsters won the bronze medal at the 2014 European Junior Championships. Turkey’s national league is highly competitive and clubs are able to attract many of the top players in the world, with Istanbul’s Eczacibasi Vitra recently winning the 2015 Club World Championship in Zurich.

Coach

Ferhat Akbas

Ferhat Akbas

After spending three years as an assistant coach for Turkey’s women’s team, Ferhat Akbas will be aiming to improve on the team’s fourth-place finish in Group 1 at last year’s World Grand Prix. He became head coach after that tournament, leading the team to the 2014 European League title. Akbas, who was born in Kocaeli, was an assistant coach for the Evergrande Hengda women’s club in China during the 2011/12 season. From 2009 to 2012 he spent time as a statistics keeper, with stints at the Turk Telekom Ankara and Galatasaray women’s club teams in Turkey in addition to working with the country’s men’s team. Akbas hopes his rise to the head coaching spot is a good omen for Turkey.

Staff

  • Team Manager Nilufer Basak Shimonsky
  • Assistant coach Onur Carikci
  • Second Assistant Coach Gencer Yarkin
  • Doctor Erdal Hanci
  • Physiotherapist Aydan Niziplioglu

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
Brazil
9 9 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 27 27 2 13.500 721 555 1.299
2
China
9 9 0 5 3 1 0 0 0 26 27 5 5.400 770 569 1.353
3
USA
9 8 1 3 4 1 1 0 0 24 26 9 2.888 823 731 1.125
4
Italy
9 5 4 4 0 1 0 3 1 14 18 14 1.285 740 690 1.072
5
Russia
9 5 4 1 3 1 0 1 3 14 16 17 0.941 730 746 0.978
6
Japan
9 4 5 3 1 0 1 2 2 13 16 16 1.000 699 721 0.969
7
Germany
9 4 5 2 2 0 1 1 3 13 15 17 0.882 733 692 1.059
8
Serbia
9 3 6 2 1 0 3 2 1 12 17 19 0.894 796 775 1.027
9
Thailand
9 3 6 1 1 1 0 2 4 8 11 21 0.523 667 726 0.918
10
Belgium
9 2 7 2 0 0 0 2 5 6 8 21 0.380 571 692 0.825
11
Turkey
9 2 7 1 0 1 0 4 3 5 10 23 0.434 690 783 0.881
12
Dominican Republic
9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 27 0.000 415 675 0.614

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