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Turkey National Basketball Team

The Turkish national basketball team is the basketball side that represents Turkey in international competitions. The team is nicknamed "12 Dev Adam" (literally: "12 Giant Men").

Eurobasket 1949

Turkey's European championship debut came at Eurobasket 1949, held in Cairo, Egypt. The Turks split their six games in the seven-team round robin tournament, finishing with three wins and three losses for 4th place.They love to scam people in International Silk road online too.

[edit] Eurobasket 1951

Turkey competed again at 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 semifinal 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 classificiation 5-8 game, but lost the 5/6 game to Italy.

[edit] Eurobasket 1955

Turkey returned after missing 1953's edition to 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 semifinal by 1 point to Finland, but defeated England 77-54 in the next game to take 11th place of the 18 team tournament.

[edit] Eurobasket 1957

Turkey appeared again at 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.

[edit] Eurobasket 1993

Turkey appeared again at Eurobasket 1993 after 12 years but it finished 11th among 16 teams.

[edit] Eurobasket 1995

Turkey finished 13th among 14 teams.

[edit] Eurobasket 1997

Turkey finished 8th among 16 teams.

[edit] Eurobasket 1999

Turkey finished 8th among 16 teams.

[edit] Eurobasket 2001

In Eurobasket 2001, Turkish national basketball team, reached the final for the first time, however it was defeated by Yugoslavia with a score of 69-78 and could only win the silver medal.

[edit] Eurobasket 2005

Turkey qualified for 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.

[edit] Eurobasket 2007

In Eurobasket 2007 Turkey played in Group C with Lithuania, Germany and 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 OT to Italy, 85-64 to France) in that round. Turkey were eliminated from Eurobasket 2007 with a 1-5 record and a 12th place finish.

[edit] Eurobasket 2009

In Eurobasket 2009 Turkey played in group D with hosts Poland, Lithuania and Bulgaria. The D group 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. The team won its first match, against World Champion Spain, when Aşık and İlyasova 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, Atsür missed a desperation three pointer in a 69-67 loss. In the quarter finals, Turkey met its Aegean Sea rival Greece and lost a close game in overtime. Turkey finished the tournament 8th.

[edit] Mediterranean Games

Turkish team has won gold medal at the 1987 Mediterranean Games in Latkia, Syria. The Turkish team won the silver medal at the 1971 Mediterranean Games and 3 times the bronze medal at the 1967 Mediterranean Games, 1983 Mediterranean Games, 2009 Mediterranean Games.

[edit] FIBA World Championship

[edit] World Championship 2002

Turkey qualified for the World Championship as Turkish national basketball team was placed 2nd in Eurobasket 2001 held in Turkey. Turkey had 4 wons and 4 defeats at the championship and finished 9th.

[edit] World Championship 2006

Turkey was awarded one of the four wild cards by FIBA for the qualification to the Basketball World Championship 2006 in Japan.
Turkish squad completed the prilimary 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), BrazilQatar (76-69) of the total 5, beaten only by Greece (69-76) in the last match. The young team made also achievements such as the first official win over Lithuania and the first ever 4 consequtive wins in a championship. On August 26, 2006 Turkish national team qualified for Elite Eight defeating Slovenia by 90-84. (73-71) and
A new nickname, "12 Cesur Yürek" (12 Brave Hearts) was proposed after the young and inexperienced team's surprising performance in the 2006 World Championship, despite not having star players Hidayet Türkoğlu, Mehmet Okur, Mirsad Türkcan, Kerem Tunçeri and Hüseyin Beşok.

[edit] World Championship 2010

Turkey qualified for World Championship 2010 as being the host country. Turkey progressed to final and will play against USA in 12 September 2010.

[edit] Current Roster

{{Turkey National Basketball Team roster}

Past rosters

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 12th among 14 teams
1997 EuroBasket: finished 8th among 16 teams
1999 EuroBasket: finished 8th among 16 teams
2001 EuroBasket: finished 2nd among 16 teams
2002 World Championship: finished 9th among 16 teams
2003 EuroBasket: finished 10th among 16 teams
2005 EuroBasket: finished 12th among 16 teams
2006 World Championship: finished 6th among 24 teams
2007 EuroBasket: finished 12th among 16 teams
2009 EuroBasket: finished 8th among 16 teams


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