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TEAM COMPOSITION


 TUR / Turkey

 
Team manager Muhammet GORKEN
Coach Emmanuelle ZANINI
Assistant coach Alper HAMURCU
Doctor Mustafa Tugrul COLAKOGLU
Physiotherapist Hamza GUCLU
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Mustafa Koc KOÇ 23.02.1992 200 92 360 349 ARKAS
  2   Turgay Dogan Dogan 14.02.1984 190 83 335 325 HALKBANK
  C 3 Arslan Eksi EK?? 17.07.1985 198 90 335 322 LOKOMOTIV NOVOSIBRISK
  4   Metin Toy TOY 03.05.1994 201 100 358 345 FENERBAHÇE
  L 5 Hasan Yesilbudak YE??LBUDAK 11.01.1984 190 83 342 329 HALKBANK
  6   Kemal Kayhan Kayhan 02.01.1983 200 96 345 335 SAHINBEY BELEDIYESI
  7 Baturalp Burak Gungor GÜNGÖR 28.07.1993 190 84 351 338 Z?RAAT BANKASI
  8   Burutay Subasi SUBA?I 15.07.1990 194 99 352 339 HALKBANK
  9 Caner Cicekoglu Cicekoglu 11.05.1985 190 84 320 310 Konak Belediye
  10   Emre Batur BATUR 21.04.1988 201 95 338 325 HALKBANK
  11 Yigit Gulmezoglu Gulmezoglu 28.12.1995 194 81 355 320 Arkas
  12   Tomi Coskovic Coskovic 22.04.1979 200 92 356 331 Istanbuyl Buyuksehir Belediyes
  13 Emin Gök Gök 15.02.1988 202 85 340 322 Fenerbahce
  14   Faik Samet Gunes GÜNE? 27.05.1993 205 103 342 329 Halkbank
  15 Cansin Ogbai Enaboifo Enaboifo 07.09.1995 193 91 336 320 Ziraat Bankasi
  16   Cüneyt Dagci Dagci 13.02.1985 209 107 357 341 ZIRAAT BANKASI
  17 Murat Yenipazar YEN?PAZAR 01.01.1993 194 94 354 341 HYPO TIROLI
  18   Ufuk Minici Minici 20.01.1991 201 98 346 336 Bornova Anadolu Lisesi
  L 19 Burak Mert Mert 23.10.1990 185 81 315 295 I.B.B.
  20   Faik Yaz Yaz 09.04.1984 199 88 345 330 Tokat Plevne Belediye
  21 Yasin Aydin Aydin 11.07.1995 190 72 325 310 Tofas
  22   Murat Karakaya Karakaya 27.06.1987 190 83 335 320 Ziraat Bankasi
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Turkey are aiming to enhance their international status under the guidance of head coach Emanuele Zanini. The Italian was appointed in August 2013 and boasts an impressive resume. The Turks make their World League debut this year and they have been drawn alongside Tunisia, Cuba and Mexico in Pool F.

The team's record in top-level competition dates back to the fifties, when they finished 22nd in the 1956 World Championships and 12th in the 1958 European Championship. After competing in the 1963, 1967 and 1971 European Championship editions, they had to wait 36 years for their next appearance. Since that return in 2007, they have competed in every edition, most recently finishing 14th in 2013. They have made three appearances in the World Championship, losing to Russia, Australia and Serbia and Montenegro in their most recent campaign in 1998. The future for Turkish volleyball looks promising, with their young stars having finished an impressive sixth on home soil at the 2013 World Junior Championship.

Coach profile

Since becoming a coach in 2000, Emmanuelle Zanini has performed mentoring duties with the Italian and Slovak national men’s teams and with club teams in Italy, France and Slovakia. As head coach, he guided Slovakia to unprecedented success over four seasons, starting in 2008. The team won that year’s European League title and repeated the trick in 2011. Also, under Zanini’s guidance Slovakia came fifth at the 2011 European Championship. As assistant coach to the Italian men, he won World League gold medals in 1999 and 2000, another gold at the 1999 European Championship and Olympic bronze at Sydney 2000. He was appointed head coach of Turkey in 2013.