My Bff is actually Croatian and she told many times how it's very common for people in the Balkans (outside of Turkey ofc) to be raised with Turkish hate, whether it's from school, family, news etc. but it is a reality. I mean it's normal, Ottomans invaded their countries at the time but yea. The indoctrination was there.
I'm not sure how real that is still in 2019, but it is for example why I love Serbian users here who are SO mature and intelligent. They clearly decide to judge each person individually anyways and recognize also the things that bring us together instead after living together for centuries.
I'm not judging or assuming on Crovolley but this is naturally why many people in the Balkans just feel prejudice consciously or unconsciously whenever Turkey comes up.
Ok thats that.
I am Greek American born and raised in Greece.I would be lying if I said that I like Turkey,or that I would ever just forget the past (and the present).But that's supposed to be the beauty in sports,to enjoy the sport and the players from every country regardless of what their goverment has done,or what their history is etc. I would also be lying if I said that I don't find annoying some Turkish fans,or the booing today every time Germany won a point,or the fact that Turkish fans go and bombard the Pollish and German players' instagram profiles with Turkish flags and sarcastic messages.But of course I don't think such practices are encouraged or supported from the NT players themselves.All in all,I may never cheer for them the way I cheer for the USA or Greece or even other teams that I like more than Turkey,but I would be wrong to not recognize their achievements,or underestimate their players.