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TEAM COMPOSITION


 TUR / Turkey

 
Team manager Muhammet GORKEN
Coach Emanuele ZANINI
Assistant coach Serdar USLU
Doctor Seckin SENISIK
Physiotherapist Murat AYDIN
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Ulas Kiyak Kiyak 11.08.1981 187 82 335 310 Halkbank
  2   Turgay Dogan Dogan 14.02.1984 190 83 335 325 HALKBANK
  3 Hakki Capkinoglu Capkinoglu 20.07.1990 200 75 352 337 HALKBANK
  4   Burak Hazirol Hazirol 10.03.1991 175 73 310 300 FENERBAHÇE
  5 Baturalp Burak Gungor Güngör 28.07.1993 190 84 351 338 ?.B.B.
  6   Kemal Kayhan Kayhan 02.01.1983 200 96 345 335 SAHINBEY BELEDIYESI
  7 Mustafa Oguz Ramazanoglu Ramazanoglu 05.05.1979 189 79 330 310 ARKAS
  8   Gokhan Gokgoz Gökgöz 06.01.1993 200 95 347 334 ARKAS
  9 Serhat Coskun Co?kun 18.07.1987 199 91 336 328 ?.B.B.
  10   Emre Batur Batur 21.04.1988 201 95 338 325 HALKBANK
  11 Nuri Sahin Sahin 01.01.1980 195 95 313 308 HALKBANK
  12   Yasin Aydin Aydin 11.07.1995 194 78 350 337 GALATASARAY
  13 Emre Senol Senol 01.01.1993 201 80 330 320 TOKAT BELEDIYE
  14   Faik Samet Gunes Güne? 27.05.1993 205 103 342 329 Halkbank
  15 Metin Toy Toy 03.05.1994 201 100 358 345 FENERBAHÇE
  16   Murat Yenipazar Yenipazar 01.01.1993 194 94 354 341 ?.B.B.
  17 Cüneyt Dagci Dagci 13.02.1985 209 107 357 341 ZIRAAT BANKASI
  18   Halil Ibrahim Yücel Yücel 24.11.1989 195 92 345 327 ARKAS
  19 Ozkan Hayirli Hayirli 27.05.1984 201 93 329 320 I.B.B.
  20   Kadir Cin Cin 07.05.1987 204 95 343 326 IBB
  21 Selcuk Keskin Keskin 15.01.1982 193 89 3325 320 GALATASARAY
  22   Hasan Yesilbudak Ye?ilbudak 11.01.1984 190 83 342 329 HALKBANK
  23 Cansin Hacibekiroglu Hacibekiroglu 07.12.1987 202 93 350 340 INEGÖL BELEDIYESI
  24   Firat Ezel Filiz Filiz 29.10.1988 198 100 345 330 Belediye Plevne
  25 Can Ayvazoglu Ayvazoglu 14.09.1979 191 87 350 338 HALKBANK
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Head coach Emanuele Zanini has been striving to enhance the international status of the Turkey side since his appointment in August 2013. The Italian could be proud of his team on their World League debut last year when they reached the Final Four in Group 3 after finishing second in their pool behind Cuba. On home soil in Bursa, they swept Slovakia in their semifinal before losing in five sets to Cuba in the final. Zanini's side did not qualify for the 2014 World Championship but in the 2014 European League they finished fourth in Pool B behind Slovenia, Macedonia and Austria and eighth out of 10 teams overall.
 
The team's record in top-level competition dates back to the 1950s, when they finished 22nd in the 1956 World Championship and 12th in the 1958 European Championship. After competing in the 1963, 1967 and 1971 European Championships, 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. Turkey finished an impressive sixth on home soil at the 2013 World Junior Championship.

Coach profile

Italian Emanuelle Zanini led Turkey's men's team in its first World League appearance in 2014, in which they finished second in Group 3. Before taking up his post with Turkey in 2013, Zanini spent four seasons as Slovakia's men's team coach. He guided them to European League championships in 2008 and 2011 and was named the country's Coach of the Year in 2010. Zanini was also an assistant coach and trainer with Italy's men's team from 1999 to 2000, when they won gold medals at the 1999 European Championships, the 1999 and 2000 World Leagues and bronze medals at the 1999 World Cup and 2000 Olympic Games. He has coached club teams in Italy, Slovakia, Austria and France.