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Turkey women's national volleyball team

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Confederation  CEV
Home  Away
Best result  9th (2012)
Head coach  Giovanni Guidetti
FIVB ranking  12 (as of August 2016)
Appearances  1 (First in 2012)
Appearances  3 (First in 2006)
Location  Turkey
Turkey women's national volleyball team

Association  Turkish Volleyball Federation
Similar  Dominican Republic women's national volleyball team, China women's national volleyball team, Netherlands women's national volleyball team

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The Turkey women's national volleyball team (Turkish: Türkiye Kadın Voleybol Milli Takımı) is formed by the Turkish Volleyball Federation (TVF) and represents Turkey in international CEV and FIVB organizations.

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The team is one of the most successful national sport teams of the country and is nicknamed "Filenin Sultanları" (English: Sultans of the Net) since 2003 Women's European Volleyball Championship hosted in Ankara, Turkey. It is ranked tenth in the FIVB World Rankings as of October, 2015. They are the bronze medalist of both 2011 Women's European Volleyball Championship and 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix. Ferhat Akbaş is the current head coach of the team as of August 2015.

Current squad

The following is the Turkish roster in the 2016 FIVB World Grand Prix.

Head coach:Giovanni Guidetti

Former squads

  • 2003 European ChampionshipSilver MedalBahar Mert, Esra Gümüş, Sinem Akap, Özlem Özçelik, Aysun Özbek, Natalia Hanikoğlu, Mesude Kuyan, Pelin Çelik, Çiğdem Can, Gülden Kayalar, Seda Tokatlıoğlu and Neslihan Darnel. Head Coach: Reşat Yazıcıoğulları.
  • 2009 European LeagueSilver Medalİpek Soroğlu, Pelin Çelik, Neslihan Darnel, Nihan Yeldan, Seda Tokatlıoğlu, Deniz Hakyemez, Naz Aydemir, Esra Gümüş, Eda Erdem, Duygu Bal, Gözde Kırdar and Gülden Kayalar Head Coach: Alessandro Chiappini.
  • 2011 European ChampionshipBronze MedalAsuman Karakoyun, Gözde Kırdar Sonsırma, Gizem Güreşen, Elif Onur, Ergül Avcı, Polen Uslupehlivan, Bahar Toksoy, Güldeniz Önal, Naz Aydemir, Esra Gümüş, Neriman Özsoy, Eda Erdem, Neşve Büyükbayram, Selime İlyasoğlu, Neslihan Darnel, Özge Kırdar Çemberci and Ceren Kestirengöz. Head Coach: Marco Aurelio Motta.
  • 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix — Bronze MedalGülden Kayalar Kuzubaşıoğlu, Gözde Kırdar Sonsırma, Gizem Güreşen, Ergül Avcı, Bahar Toksoy, Güldeniz Önal, Naz Aydemir, Esra Gümüş, Neriman Özsoy, Eda Erdem, Neslihan Darnel and Nilay Özdemir. Head Coach: Marco Aurelio Motta.
  • 2014 European LeagueGold MedalEzgi Dilik, Kübra Akman, Ceylan Arısan, Bihter Dumanoğlu, Polen Uslupehlivan, Yeliz Başa, Hatice Gizem Örge, Cansu Çetin, Gözde Yılmaz, Meliha İsmailoğlu, Çağla Akın and Özgenur Yurtdagülen. Head Coach: Ferhat Akbaş.
  • 2015 Montreux Volley MastersGold MedalSeniye Merve Dalbeler, Gizem Karadayı, Dicle Nur Babat, Kübra Akman, Polen Uslupehlivan, Seda Aslanyürek, Büşra Cansu, Güldeniz Önal Paşalıoğlu (C), Naz Aydemir Akyol, Neriman Özsoy, Gözde Yılmaz, Meliha İsmailoğlu, Aslı Kalaç, Çağla Akın and Ezgi Dağdelenler. Head Coach: Ferhat Akbaş.
  • 2015 European GamesGold MedalSeniye Merve Dalbeler, Gizem Karadayı, Dicle Nur Babat, Kübra Akman, Polen Uslupehlivan, Seda Aslanyürek, Büşra Cansu, Güldeniz Önal Paşalıoğlu (C), Naz Aydemir Akyol, Neriman Özsoy, Gözde Yılmaz, Meliha İsmailoğlu, Aslı Kalaç and Çağla Akın. Head Coach: Ferhat Akbaş.
  • 2015 European LeagueSilver MedalMelike Yılmaz, Birgül Güler, Buse Kayacan, Fatma Yıldırım, Ceren Kestirengöz, Ezgi Dilik, Ezgi Dağdelenler, Meryem Boz, Ayşe Melis Gürkaynak, Damla Çakıroğlu, Cansu Aydunoğulları, Serpil Ersarı. Head Coach: Ismail Yengil.
  • References

    Turkey women's national volleyball team Wikipedia