The only women's football team in the western province of Denizli, Horozkentspor, moved up from the Women's Third League to the Second League, only one down from the top. "We've been through some rough times," said Horozkentspor chair Kamil Karabuğa. "Now it's up to Denizli to support our girls. We can go even further together."
Istanbul municipality committee warns early ‘normalization’ could lead to a sudden surge in infections
The Istanbul Municipality's Science Committee warned against early relaxing of COVID-19 precautions as the country begins normalization. The municipality criticized the reopening of shopping malls, hair salons and barber shops, and the start of the national soccer league.
Retired goalie for the Turkish national soccer team Rüştü Reçber said that he underestimated the coronavirus, for which he received treatment in Italy, Italian daily Tuttomercato reported April 11. “This virus is serious, it’s no joke,” Reçber said.
A Turkish man who plays soccer in the amateur league in the southeastern province of Van fell and hit his head on the concrete floor adjacent to the soccer field, leading to brain surgery and possibly chronic injuries. The concrete that is supposed to be six meters away from the field was only a meter away from the field that Ümit Karasu was playing on March 13.