If you are a big fan of Turkish sports, you often watch Turkish TV sports channels and you are eager to keep a finger on the pulse about Turkish sportspeople, we have gathered for you a list of the most famous Turkish folks: look through these TOP-5 to get acquainted with Turkish sports as soon as possible!

  1. Tutku Acik is a Turkish professional basketball player who plays for Trabzonspor team of the Turkish Basketball League. Usually, he plays the point guard position. As many basketball players, Tutku Acik is very tall — his height is 1.94 meters (6 ft 4 in). As for his international career, he was called to Turkish national team for several times

  2. You can often meet Halil Altintop watching Turkish sports channels: this famous footballer plays for FC Augsburg. Halil has an identical twin brother Hamit who is a player of Galatasaray. As for his playing position, he could be deployed as a centre-forward or as a winger.

  3. Samet Aybaba is a Turkish former football player and manager. Born in 1955, he finished his football player carrier in the late 1990s. Samet began his football career in Iskenderunspor. Then he transferred to Besiktas in the late 1970s. In the end of the 1980s, he coached such football clubs as Ankaragucu, Kayserispor, Vanspor and Adana.

  4. Firat Aydinus is another Turkish football player star. He is famous for being an international football referee. Firat studied and practiced geophysical engineering but it was not an obstacle for him to start and go on successfully with his football player career. Firat Aydinus retired on 1 November 2016 and now he is an entrepreneur.

  5. Sureyya Ayhan Kop is a Turkish former middle distance track runner who is famous for being one of the fasters women in the world. He specializes in the short distance run. Sureyya became the first Turkish female who reached an Olympic semi-final during her participation in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Australia. In the early 2000s, she became the first Turkish woman who reached a World Championship final. In addition, she was praised and awarded as the best European woman athlete running 1500 m.