Overview

Team profile

Turkey

Turkey made their FIVB World League debut in 2014 when they reached the Group 3 Final Four after finishing second in their pool behind Cuba. On home soil in Bursa, they swept Slovakia in the semifinals before losing in five sets to Cuba in the final. The next year, Turkey narrowly missed out on a second consecutive Group 3 Final Four appearance, but did nonetheless advance to Group 2 with the expansion of the World League. 
In their first year in Group 2, Turkey immediately qualified for the Final Four last year, but lost to Canada 3-0 in the semifinals and then 3-1 to the Netherlands in the bronze medal game, ranking fourth in the group and 16th overall – their best performance in three appearances. 
Turkey did not qualify for the 2014 FIVB World Championship, where their best performance remains a 15th place in the 1966 edition. After competing in the 1963, 1967 and 1971 European Championships, they had to wait 36 years for their next appearance. Their best continental finish is 11th twice, in 1963 and 2011.

Coach

Milenkoski Joshko

Milenkoski Joshko

Fifty-seven-year-old Joshko Milenkoski, who was born in Krusevo in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, takes over Turkey’s men’s national team this year from Italy’s Emanuele Zanini. Milenkoski has previously coached his home country’s men’s national team, in addition to several clubs in the domestic league. He has also led clubs in Montenegro and Tunisia, before working in Turkey for ten years ahead of taking charge of the national team.

  • Team Manager Yarkin Gençer
  • Assistant coach Öner Akif Gökhan
  • Second Assistant Coach Özdemir Barış
  • Physiotherapist Akay Abdullah

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank 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
Slovenia
9 8 1 2 5 1 1 0 0 24 26 10 2.600 873 778 1.122
2
Netherlands
9 7 2 4 2 1 1 1 0 21 24 10 2.400 804 698 1.151
3
Australia
9 6 3 2 2 2 0 3 0 16 21 15 1.400 826 793 1.041
4
Japan
9 5 4 1 2 2 3 0 1 16 21 18 1.166 873 823 1.060
5
China
9 5 4 2 2 1 1 2 1 15 19 16 1.187 803 815 0.985
6
Korea
9 5 4 1 0 4 1 1 2 12 18 20 0.900 796 829 0.960
7
Slovakia
9 4 5 2 2 0 1 0 4 13 14 17 0.823 673 705 0.954
8
Czech Republic
9 4 5 2 1 1 1 2 2 12 16 18 0.888 724 771 0.939
9
Finland
9 3 6 1 2 0 1 4 1 10 15 20 0.750 785 791 0.992
10
Portugal
9 3 6 0 2 1 2 2 2 10 15 22 0.681 793 837 0.947
11
Turkey
9 3 6 1 0 2 2 3 1 9 16 22 0.727 848 869 0.975
12
Egypt
9 1 8 0 0 1 2 2 4 4 9 26 0.346 729 818 0.891

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