There are many Turkish women in sports who with their passion, hard work and love to sports proved they can honor their country. We have picked TOP-3 Turkish women in sports so you can emerge yourself to the wonderful world of female Turkish sports. Don’t forget if you are interested in one of those women, you can look for their game performances or contests on Turkish TV sports channels or on the Internet.


  1. Yasemin Horasan is a Turkish professional basketball player of Fenerbahce who played in the season in the early 2000s for Besiktas J.K. Yasemin was elected as the most Valuable Player of Turkish Women’s Basketball League including both domestic and foreign players. To take her playing technique to the next level, she was sent by her club to IMG Academy in Florida. Since she appeared in the USA for the first time, she came back there several times for training.

  2. Nurcan Goksel is a Turkish female boxer who became famous in the middle of the 2000s. She is a member of the sports club Kirac Municipality in Turkey. Nurcan was a gold medalist in the light middleweight (70-80 kg) division at the 2nd European Women’s Boxing Championship that was Health in Hungary. Between 2005 and 2010 she won several bronze and silver medals at the championships that were held in China and Russia.

  3. Sumeyra Kaya-Yazici is a European champion Turkish female boxer who was competing in the flyweight division. In addition, Sumeyra is a member of Fenerbahce Boxing club in Istanbul. Born in Izmir, Turkey, she moved to Istanbul at the age of 15. She was warded as a silver medalist at the 2005 Women’s World Amateur Boxing Championships held in Russia. In the mid-2000s, she became European champion in Denmark. Plus, she held several medals from the European Union and European championships.