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Erdogan bitter Turkey has yet to host Olympics

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday acknowledged he was still rankled by Turkey's failure to win the right to host the Olympic Games, saying it had the ability to hold any sporting event.

Erdogan bitter Turkey has yet to host Olympics

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday acknowledged he was still rankled by Turkey's failure to win the right to host the Olympic Games, saying it had the ability to hold any sporting event.

Erdogan bitter Turkey has yet to host Olympics

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday acknowledged he was still rankled by Turkey's failure to win the right to host the Olympic Games, saying it had the ability to hold any sporting event.

Turkey detains ex Galatasaray football star in coup probe

Istanbul - Turkish police on Thursday detained a former prominent footballer from the Istanbul giants Galatasaray on suspicion of links to the group blamed for the July 15 failed coup.

Turkey seeks arrest of football hero in coup probe

Istanbul - Turkey issued an arrest warrant for its former star footballer Hakan Sukur over last month's failed coup as Ankara said Friday it had detected the first progress in persuading the United States to extradite the alleged mastermind of the putsch.

Turkish police fire tear gas at Besiktas fans: AFP

Istanbul - Turkish police on Monday used tear gas and water cannon to disperse thousands of supporters of top Istanbul side Besiktas who had gathered outside their new stadium to celebrate the first match at the venue, an AFP photographer said.

Erdogan opens new Besiktas stadium

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday inaugurated the brand new Istanbul waterfront stadium of the Besiktas football club, whose hardcore fans have been virulently hostile to his rule.

Turkey bans Abeylegesse for 2 years over doping

Istanbul - Turkey's athletics federation on Thursday said it had banned Ethiopian-born Turkish long distance runner Elvan Abeylegesse for two years for doping, state media reported.

Prosecutors request acquittal in Turkey football fans 'coup' trial

Istanbul - Turkish prosecutors on Friday asked for the mass acquittal of 35 football fans of the Istanbul club Besiktas who had been put on trial on widely-ridiculed charges of seeking to stage a coup in 2013 protests.

Erdogan meets Turkey captains after Fenerbahce attack

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday held a hugely unusual meeting with the captains of all of Turkey's top flight football sides over situation in the game a week after a gun attack on the Fenerbahce team bus.

Turkey frees suspects held over football club attack

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Wednesday released two suspects held for almost two days on suspicion of being behind the gun attack on top flight football team Fenerbahce that shocked the game in the country.The pair, named only as Nihat S. and Emre A.

Turkey's Erdogan rebukes footballer over 'foreign' tattoo

Istanbul - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan chided a promising young footballer on Friday for having a tattoo on his wrist, warning such foreign-inspired body art could give him skin cancer.

Chelsea ready to face big guns, says Mourinho

London - Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea have no fears about facing one of Europe's super-powers in the Champions League after his side strolled into the quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over Galatasaray.Mourinho's team barely had to break sweat to see off lacklustr...

Chelsea ready to face big guns, says Mourinho

London - Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea have no fears about facing one of Europe's super-powers in the Champions League after his side strolled into the quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over Galatasaray.Mourinho's team barely had to break sweat to see off lacklustr...

Chelsea stroll ruins Drogba's return

London - Chelsea ruined Didier Drogba's return to Stamford Bridge as the Blues swept into the Champions League quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory over Galatasaray on Tuesday.Jose Mourinho's side refused to be distracted by Galatasaray striker Drogba's emotional ...

Galatasaray's Drogba vows to pile on the misery for Chelsea

London - Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba has warned Chelsea not to expect any favours when he makes an emotional return to his old club for a decisive Champions League last 16 clash on Tuesday.Jose Mourinho's side are reeling after a tempestuous 1-0 defeat at...

Mourinho in combative mood ahead of Euro showdown

London - Jose Mourinho was in tetchy mood ahead of Chelsea's Champions League showdown against Galatasaray as he reacted angrily to questions about his side's implosion at Aston Villa and aimed another jibe at Roberto Mancini.Mourinho had made clear his frustra...

Drogba plans show of respect on Chelsea return

London - Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba admits he is unlikely to celebrate if he scores on his emotional return to Chelsea in the Champions League.Drogba will be back at Stamford Bridge for the first time since leaving the Premier League club in 2012 when Ga...

Mourinho rues chance missed as Galatasaray remain alive

Istanbul - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho acknowledged that the 1-1 draw against Galatasaray in Istanbul in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie had to go down as "an opportunity missed".The London club took an early lead through Fernando Torres at ...

Chelsea secure draw against Galatasaray

Istanbul - Former Champions League winners Chelsea became the only English team to achieve a positive result in their Champions League last 16 first leg matches when they secured a 1-1 away draw with Turkish side Galatasaray on Wednesday.Spanish striker Fernando ...

Torres leads Chelsea line in Istanbul

Istanbul - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho chose Fernando Torres to spearhead his attack in the Champions League last 16 first-leg match against Galatasaray at the Turk Telecom Arena on Wednesday.The introduction of the Spaniard meant that Samuel Eto'o was left on ...

Chelsea braced for Drogba reunion in Istanbul

Istanbul - Chelsea renew acquaintances with former hero Didier Drogba and an old rival in Roberto Mancini when they go to Istanbul to take on Galatasaray for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday.Drogba was the hero of Chelsea's 2012 fi...

Chelsea braced for Drogba reunion in Istanbul

Istanbul - Chelsea renew acquaintances with former hero Didier Drogba and an old rival in Roberto Mancini when they go to Istanbul to take on Galatasaray for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday.Drogba was the hero of Chelsea's 2012 fi...

Eto'o row overshadows Chelsea trip to Turkey

Istanbul - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on Tuesday vented his fury following the broadcast of comments he made 'off the record' about striker Samuel Eto'o, as the Premier League club prepared to face Galatasaray in the Champions League.The focus moved away from ...
 

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