Overview

Team profile

Turkey

Turkey have recorded a marked improvement in their performances over recent years but only finished 11th in FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Group 1 last year. Their best result came in the 2012 World Grand Prix when they took the bronze medal behind the United States and Brazil. In 2014 they bounced back from an eighth-place finish in 2013 to take fourth place in Group 1 in their fourth outing at the tournament.

At the 2014 World Championship, Turkey finished ninth. 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 London 2012 where they recorded wins over Serbia and Korea, finishing in joint ninth place overall.

The Turks have competed in every Mediterranean Games finals since 1997, taking gold in 2005 and in 2013. Known as the Filenin Sultanlan, which translates into Sultans of the Net, the team should be boosted in the coming years after their youngsters won the bronze medal at the 2014 European Junior Championships.

Coach

Akbas Ferhat

Akbas Ferhat

After spending three years as an assistant coach for Turkey’s women’s team, Ferhat Akbas stepped in as the head coach and led the team to the 2014 European League title. 2015  was another success for him. He held the gold medal in Montreux Volley Master in Switzerland and than in Baku at 1st European Games. Later on he coached U23 women team and became 2nd at U23 World Championship.Akbas was born in Kocaeli. He was an assistant coach for the Evergrande Hengda women’s club in China during the 2011/12 season. From 2009 to 2012 he spent time as a statistics keeper, with stints at the Turk Telekom Ankara and Galatasaray women’s club teams in Turkey . In addition he worked with the country’s men’s team. Akbas hopes his rise his career all the way to the top

Staff

  • Team Manager Shimonsky Nilufer Basak
  • Assistant coach Dehrioglu Dehri Can
  • Second Assistant Coach Cintay Cihan
  • Doctor Yargic Melda Pelin
  • Physiotherapist Usgu Serkan

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
USA
9 8 1 6 2 0 0 1 0 24 25 5 5.000 739 603 1.225
2
China
9 8 1 6 1 1 0 0 1 23 24 6 4.000 701 591 1.186
3
Russia
9 8 1 3 3 2 1 0 0 23 26 10 2.600 833 738 1.128
4
Brazil
9 7 2 3 4 0 1 0 1 22 23 10 2.300 779 674 1.155
5
Netherlands
9 5 4 3 2 0 0 2 2 15 17 14 1.214 709 706 1.004
6
Serbia
9 5 4 1 0 4 1 1 2 12 18 20 0.900 836 854 0.978
7
Italy
9 4 5 1 2 1 2 3 0 13 19 19 1.000 840 818 1.026
8
Japan
9 3 6 2 1 0 3 1 2 12 16 19 0.842 776 783 0.991
9
Turkey
9 3 6 1 1 1 1 2 3 9 13 21 0.619 719 773 0.930
10
Thailand
9 2 7 0 1 1 0 1 6 5 7 24 0.291 611 744 0.821
11
Belgium
9 1 8 0 1 0 1 3 4 4 8 25 0.320 668 771 0.866
12
Germany
9 0 9 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 4 27 0.148 610 766 0.796

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