Turkey have recorded a marked improvement
in their performances over recent years. They achieved their best result at the
2012 World Grand Prix when they took the bronze medal behind the United States
and Brazil. They came eighth last year in their third outing at the tournament.
They took two silvers and a bronze in the European League from 2009-11 and
claimed bronze at the 2011 European Championship.
The team made their first
appearance at Olympic level at the London 2012 Games where they recorded wins
over Serbia and Korea, finishing in equal ninth place overall. They have
competed in every final since 1997 at the Mediterranean Games, taking gold in
2005 and silver on the other four occasions.
Known in Turkey as Filenin Sultanlan, which
translates into 'Sultans of the Net', the team will begin their campaign
against Japan in Pool A. Turkey’s national league is highly competitive with
clubs able to attract many of the top players in the world. All members of the
national team play inside the country’s borders and the future looks bright for