Turkey's first artificial ice park opened in November of 2019 in the eastern city of Erzurum. Located on the side of Palandöken Mountain, the park was founded thanks to members of the Turkish Mountaineering Federation who thought Erzurum would be a good location for an ice wall. The wall froze over at the end of November 2019, and will remain frozen till the end of April, presenting a uniquely long period for training.
Turkey's National Women's Volleyball Team has earned a ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics by beating Germany 3-0 at the CEV Tokyo Volleyball European Qualification. The women's team won second place at the European Championship last summer, and the Turkish women's team was last at the Olympics in 2012.
Nur Tatar Askari, Women's Taekwondo Champion and the only Turkish woman to ever win Olympic medals in a row, is practicing for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics without the help of a sports club. She says they are unqualified and unwilling when it comes to taekwondo.
German-Turkish football player center of a new controversy after raising his voice for Uighurs in China
German-Turkish football star Mesut Özil has become center of a new controversy after statements on China's treatment of Uighurs. When he was playing for the German national team, Özil had angered Germans for posing in a photo with Turkish President Erdoğan.
European football's ruling body UEFA has slapped Turkey with a reprimand for military salutes that Turkish footballers perfomed to mark Ankara's offensive in northeastern Syria. The UEFA has also fined Turkish Football Federation 50,000 euros for crowd disturbances.
Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism has signed an annual sponsorship contract with Spain's popular soccer team Real Madrid. The team will be paid 12 million euros annually to wear Turkey-related visuals on their jerseys.
Berna Gözbaşı, the recently elected club president of the Kayserispor football team - a member of Turkey's top Super League - said that every football team in the country has large numbers of female fans, who are unable to come to the stands to watch matches due to the presence of heavy cursing by male fans.
Thousands of people ran in an intercontinental marathon in Istanbul, with Kenyan and Ethiopian athletes winning titles.
Turkish athlete Şahika Ercümen has broken the world record in women's cave diving without fins. She dove 100 meters in the icy waters of Gilindire Cave in Turkey's southern province of Mersin and dedicated her achievement to Turkish soldiers.
Riza Kayaalp (Blue) of Turkey and Oscar Pino (Red) of Cuba compete in Greco-Roman 130 kg final of Wrestling World Championships in Astana in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan on September 17, 2019. Turkey's Riza Kayaalp won the gold medal.
Turkey on Tuesday condemned mistreatment of a Turkish sport club during an international handball match in Greece. Turkey will launch a legal process against the incident, Turkish Sports Minister stated.