Injuries Too Much For Turkey To Overcome
Turkey went into the warm-ups for EuroBasket Women 2009 thinking they could climb to the European podium for the first time, but a rash of injuries before the tournament robbed head coach Ceyhun Yildizoglu of a number of key players.

Still, a young Turkey team came within a victory in either of their last two games of reaching the Quarter-Finals in Riga. Instead, the Turks left Latvia finishing outside of the quarters for the second straight tournament.

Belarus Back From The Dead

Belarus completed their return from the dead to not only advance to the 2009 EuroBasket Women Quarter-Finals but finish in third place of their Qualification Round Group F with an 86-70 victory over Turkey.

Four players scored in double figures for the 2007 bronze medalists Belarus, who hit 46 percent from three-point range and out-rebounded Turkey 42-28.



NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 Melike Bakircioglu PF 1.88 24.02.1987 Turhal/Takat (TUR)  
 Bahar Caglar PF 1.88 28.09.1988 Izmir (TUR)  
 Tugce Canitez PF 1.90 10.11.1990 Konak (TUR)  
 Yasemin Dalgalar SF 1.85 08.06.1988 Istanbul (TUR)  
 Sebnem Kimyacioglu PF 1.85 14.06.1983 Santa Clara (USA)  
 Hülya Özkan PF 1.80 21.04.1980 Ankara (TUR)  
 Yasemen Saylar PG 1.78 07.09.1990 Bakirköy (TUR)  
 Seda Tabakci PF 1.88 24.11.1985 Bakirköy, Istanbul (TUR)  
 Gamze Takmaz GF 1.80 06.02.1991 Seyhan (TUR)  
 Seda Tekindag PF 1.88 30.03.1984 Gaziosmanpasa (TUR)  
 Saynur Tozlu FC 1.86 01.01.1987 Usak (TUR)  
 Birsel Vardarli Demirmen PG 1.75 12.07.1984 Izmir (TUR)  
 4Saziye Ivegin SF 1.82 08.02.1982 Niksar (TUR)  
 5Isil Alben PG 1.72 22.02.1986 Eminönü (TUR)  
 7Nilay Kartaltepe 1.71 13.01.1979 Bakirköy, Istanbul (TUR)  
 8Tugba Palazoglu SG 1.72 04.12.1980 Bolu (TUR)  
 9Esmeral Tuncluer PG 1.75 07.06.1980 Ede (NED)  
10Sariye Gökce SG 1.78 23.02.1979 Samsun (TUR)  
11Nevriye Yilmaz 1.92 16.06.1980 Plovdiv (BUL)  
12Naile Cirak 1.85 29.05.1985 Niksar/Tokat (TUR)  
13Yasemin Horasan 1.86 01.08.1983 Sisli (TUR)  
21Tugba Tasci SG 1.78 19.08.1984 Fatih (TUR)  
22Melek Bilge 1.94 23.03.1989 Kartal (TUR)  
23Nevin Vatansever PF 1.93 08.05.1985 HI (USA)  


Head Coach: Ceyhun Yildizoglu
Assistant Coach: Erman Okerman ,
Rifat Omer Petorak

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Plenty On The Line For Belarus And Turkey
A spot in the Quarter-Finals of the 2009 EuroBasket Women is up for grabs as the 2007 bronze medalists Belarus face off against Turkey in the Qualification Round Group F.

Ceyhun Yildizoglu's Turks currently sit in third place with a 2-2 mark in the group while Belarus are 1-3.

Gruda Keeps France Perfect

France remained perfect at EuroBasket Women 2009 with a 55-43 victory over Turkey to move to 4-0 in the Qualification Round Group F.

The French, who had already booked their spot in the Quarter-Finals before the game, held Turkey to 29 percent shooting and Sandrine Gruda led the way with 20 points and five rebounds.

Turkey Hunt For Second Place Against France14.06.2009
Turkey Down Italy’s Long-Range Bombers12.06.2009
Turkey, Italy Renew Rivalry11.06.2009
Turkey Book Spot In Qualifying Round09.06.2009
Last shot a long one for Serbia09.06.2009
Nevlin Decides Nail-Biter for Turkey 08.06.2009
Lithuania Hope For Turkish Delight08.06.2009
Turnover-Prone Russia Sail Past Turkey07.06.2009
Russia Hopes To Reign Again, Open With Turkey06.06.2009
Turks Unbeaten In Warm-Up Event24.05.2009




PTSN. Yilmaz14.6
RTN. Yilmaz6.1
ASN. Kartaltepe3.0
STN. Kartaltepe2.0
BSN. Vatansever0.7


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16.08.2008vs POL[W] 75-59 (H)
20.08.2008vs FIN[W] 81-66 (A)
23.08.2008vs BIH[W] 86-65 (A)
27.08.2008vs ITA[W] 63-55 (A)
03.09.2008vs POL[L] 64-76 (A)
06.09.2008vs FIN[W] 76-42 (H)
10.09.2008vs BIH[W] 79-50 (H)
13.09.2008vs ITA[W] 80-61 (H)



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