Posts by Kadir

    When I mentioned Artamonova case, I wanted to point out she went to the Olympics more than one when she wasnt part of the whole process, the whole Olympic cycle. She came back more than one time in order to get the so desired gold medal. She wasnt great like during the 90s and early 00s, but she was called cuz she was quite solid in reception.

    She did almost all the dirty job in the IOQT in Japan in 2012, where Russia finished undefeated and she was starter.

    She went injured to Athens 2004. I really dont remember her playing any match. I remember her always in the bench. Actually, praying in the epic SF match against Brazil.

    In London 2012, she played some matches as starter. Like it was pointed out, she did a great job with Kryuchkova in reception. But on the main matches, she was benched by Sokolova.

    In 2012 olympics cycle Sokolova was the one that wasnt the part of the Olympics process. I remember it was still uncertain whether she would be with the NT or not. However she played in European qualifications in January, Ankara then Artamonova was the starter in IOQT in Japan. Sokolova even had an operation for her boobs just before the Olympics

    We will be in Olympics:super::super:


    Congratulations to all the teams that showed a great play and ambition. Every player showed how important for them to be in Olympics. I am sorry only one team has the chance to make their dreams come true. I didnt have so much hope for the Turkish team because my favourite, The Netherlands, was host and had a big advantage in my eyes. I am still so grateful for German girls cause they eleminate them in semifinal. Germany showed a great performance until the final and their players were in a great shape but The Netherlands could have been much harder opponent for Turkey. Anyway I am really happy for the team and good luck in Olympics:win:

    WGP 2014, since then Turkey was 9-0 vs Germany up until today.


    I think you are too pessimistic though, I agree about Gio insisting but the same negative views were given in Ech vs Finland by a bunch of people.

    ECH did last almost 1 moth. It is not the same. When you are in a bad form in a 6 day lasting tournament, you dont have a chance. Turkey lost 2 friendlies vs Belgium by the way so anything can happen.

    Insisting on Meryem at 4th set:wall: This is not an experimental friendly tournament that you can use different starting players in every set Gio. I didnt have big hopes for the tournament but after I watched this there isnt left any. When was the last time Turkey had lost to Germany?

    Do any of our Turkish friends know what are Eda's plans for the future, as far as NT goes? Will she retire after Tokyo, if they qualify, or continue to play?

    I believe she will retire after Olympics. If Turkey cant qualify even this tournament can be last;(

    I expect Ebrar to play as OH unless Meryem screws up real bad at OPP and Guidetti needs her there more.

    Seeing Ebrar handling good with the receiving I expect this way too. Meliha-Ebrar-Meryem will be starter and when the change will be needed Hande will come as OH and Ebrar to OPP. I wish Hande had more court time this season but Motta never uses her in big matches or Champions league.

    Naz-Meryem, Eda-Zehra, Meliha-Ebrar, Simge looks like the best available now.


    My favourite in this tournament is The Netherlands. Meijners coming bact to team is a great addition for them considering Plak,Grothues and Slötjes not in a good form.

    Final roster for Turkish NT:


    S: Cansu Özbay, Naz Aydemir Akyol

    Opp: Meryem Boz, Ebrar Karakurt

    Oh: Hande Baladın, Meliha İsmailoğlu, Tuğba Şenoğlu, Fatma Yıldırım, Şeyma Ercan

    Mb: Eda Erdem, Zehra Güneş, Aslı Kalaç

    L: Simge Aköz, Ayça Aykaç

    Neriman and Guldeniz are like best friends. They played beachvolley together last year. If Neriman decides to come back Guldeniz can come back as well. She is playing in starting six in Galatasaray and she would be more useful than Seyma. She is a great server, defender and her receiving is a lot better. My ideal roster would be:

    S: Naz, Cansu

    OH: Hande, Meliha, Güldeniz, Fatma

    OPP: Ebrar, Neriman, Meryem

    MB : Eda, Kübra, Zehra

    L: Simge, Gizem


    3 middle blockers are enough for me. Aslı is always good when she is playing for Galatasaray but she hasnt showed anything good when she is playing for NT. Her height is definetely a disadvantage in international area. I would like to see Yasemin instead of Aslı who is joining the NT every year but being cut at the last minute.

    I can understand the hate from the Greek people now. I am sure Turkey has no intention to occupy Greece. Soldiers that escaped from Turkey are FETO members (who are a terrorists accepted by all the parties in Turkey, they were 'friends' with AKP back then untill 2013 and all other parties were claming they have bad plans on Turkey and after that they tried to make a coup in 2016) that tried to make a coup , killed 250 people and even bombed the parliament. They had many members in military and some of them escaped.

    I am really sorry for this non endless Greek Turkish hate. We have many commen things with Greek people(food and cultural things), we have lived together for sooo many years and there is no reason to be enemy. We are neighbours and we should get along well. I hope some day this will happen because I love Greek people(not the politics)

    Do you really compare these two things and see it as it is the same:obey:? USA forces coming mileees away to Iraq with 'fighting against terrorist' and Turkey forces fighting with PKK/YPG right behind its border with Syria(which is 900 kilometers)? I can respect your opinion if you are not considering YPG as terrorist but these two occasions arent comparable for me.


    The other thing with your saying Kurdish movements supporters being imprisoned is totally different for me. Of course I have no problem with Kurdish parliamenterians in parliament(they definetely should be in there) but the problem is some of Kurdish parliaments from HDP officially and publicly shows their interests and sympathy to PKK. I believe that is the reason why they are imprisoned, not because of their being Kurdish.Otherwise HDP(which is Kurdish nationalist party being the 3rd biggest party in parliament) wouldnt be there from the very begining and they wouldnt be allowed to participate to elections. The problem in Turkey is not the Kurdish people themselves but the terrorist PKK. I just cant imagine a parliamenterian in USA wouldnt be imprisoned if they show their interest for example ISIS or some other terrorist group like Al Qaeda or Taliban.

    This is typical European action towards Turkey, no surprise.:whistle:And Greeks can display any banner against Turkey. They love doing these things but Turkish people dont care anything about such things coming from Greece:whistle::lol:

    It is a long story about this Turkish and Kurdish problem but this operation that has been ongoing in north Syria is not against Kurdish people but against PKK=YPG. Turkey doesnt want a terror coridor near its border and we have right for this. PKK is a terrorist group that led by Kurdish Abdullah Öcalan(he is in prison since 1998) and has been killing many people( both civilians and soldiers) in Turkey and Turkey is suffering this problem since 1980s. PKK is considered as a terrorist group by both European Union and United Nations. And we say that YPG is Syrian version of PKK that try to make a terror corridor near our border. That is it. But the whole world ignores this fact and USA(that is our ally in NATO) has been supporting this terrorist group just because they were against ISIL.

    I dont like any of Erdogans politics in Turkey, I have never voted for him but this time %90 of Turkish people support this operation. I dont know the exact number but in Turkey more than 10 million Kurdish people live and Turkey is definetely not attacking civilian Kurdish in Syria. We are hosting 4 million Syrian refugees (no other country in the world has this amount of refugee) in Turkey and definetely have right to make our border safer.

    Sorry but after this ECH, do they really need her?? :what:

    I don't think so... On the bench maybe..

    If you think Seyma or Gozde are enough for bench I dont have any words left for you.

    Neriman can be used both as OPP and OH, coming from bench. She is still a great attacker and can be so useful. I cant stand to watch Seyma anymore.