Why do German Turks support Besiktas instead of, say, their Champions League opponents Bayern Munich? Kick off! reporter Tom went to find out...
Germany and Turkey both want to host Euro 2024 and the deadline for applications is now up. Turkey's chances are considered decent — because of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and despite his recent human rights record.
A Turkish Cup semifinal between two of the country's biggest clubs was abandoned on Thursday, after Besiktas boss Senol Gunes was struck by an object thrown from the stands. Gunes needed five stitches in a head wound.
Bayern Munich are back to full strength as they return to Champions League action against Besiktas. Captain Mats Hummels says he and his teammates are looking forward to a tough game against the Turkish champions.
A year ago, doorman Fatih Cakmak was shot dead during a terrorist attack at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey. His family members regard him as a hero — but they feel abandoned in their grief.
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