Overview

Team profile

Turkey

Turkey are only recent additions to the international elite of women's volleyball, but they've made huge strides since their first important medal -a silver at the 2003 European Championships which they hosted in Ankara.

Since then, Turkey have been present in most important global and continental events, winning bronze medals at the 2012 World Grand Prix at Ningbo and the 2011 European Championships in Belgrade. More recently, Turkey won the gold medal at the Baku 2015 European Games, defeating Poland in the final.

Turkey has also been a dominant force in the FIVB age-group world championships during the last decade, claiming, amongst others, a silver (2007) and a gold (2011) medal in the U18 World Championships. Turkey ranked 5th in the inaugural U23 World Championships in 2013 in Tijuana.

The 2015 U23 squad includes a few of the players who won the gold in Baku and also competed in the 2015 World Grand Prix, where Turkey managed just two wins in nine games to rank 11th in Group 1.

Coach

Ferhat Akbas

Ferhat Akbas

The only 29-year old Akbas is one of the youngest elite coaches around but still can boast an impressive resume since he was at the helm of Turkey’s national team that claimed top honours in the 2014 edition of the CEV Volleyball European League as well as at the Baku 2015 European Games. Akbas has been working for a long time alongside Giovanni Guidetti contributing to the success story of one of the world’s most decorated volleyball teams lately, VakifBank Istanbul. VakifBank set an all-time record – officially acknowledged as such by the Guinness World Records – of 73 consecutive wins by combining domestic and international competitions. In the last edition of the CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League, Akbas – and Guidetti – had to be content with third place after losing the Turkish derby in the semis with eventual winners Eczacibasi VitrA.

Staff

  • Team Manager Nilufer Basak Shimonsky
  • Assistant coach Onur Carikci
  • Second Assistant Coach Dehrican Dehrioglu
  • 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
Turkey
5 5 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 14 15 3 5.000 429 318 1.349
2
Brazil
5 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 12 12 4 3.000 373 300 1.243
3
Italy
5 3 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 8 11 8 1.375 432 417 1.035
4
Bulgaria
5 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 2 7 8 9 0.888 370 378 0.978
5
Colombia
5 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 3 3 12 0.250 306 363 0.842
6
Egypt
5 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 2 15 0.133 276 410 0.673

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