Team profile


    Since their 2006 debut, Turkey have been present in all editions of the FIVB World Championship. Their best finish was sixth place in 2010 and, in the most recent edition four years ago, Turkey finished ninth.
    Turkey have qualified once for the Olympic Games, ranking ninth at London 2012.
    At the European Championship Turkey have claimed three medals; a silver in 2003 when they hosted the competition, losing 3-0 to Poland in the final, and two bronze medals, including last year’s event when they beat hosts Azerbaijan 3-1.
    Turkey first took part in the FIVB World Grand Prix in 2008 and have a bronze medal from 2012 to show for their seven total appearances. However, Turkey took to world by storm this year in the inaugural FIVB Volleyball Nations League, when they knocked out Brazil 3-0 in the semi-finals, before ending up with silver after losing to USA 3-2 in the final. Can they maintain this incredible form and land a historic World Championship medal?


    Giovanni Guidetti

    Giovanni Guidetti

    After a season coaching the women's National Team of The Netherlands, which he led to a silver medal at the 2015 European Championship followed by a bronze in the 2016 FIVB World Grand Prix and fourth place at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the 45-year-old Italian took charge of Turkey to allow him to spend more time with his family - wife Turkish international Bahar Toksoy and baby daughter. Guidetti began his coaching career in 1994 and led several Italian clubs. He has also served as coach of the Bulgarian and German women's National Teams, leading the latter to silver medals at the 2011 and 2013 European Championship and bronze at the 2009 Grand Prix. Since 2011 he has coached VakifBank Istanbul, with which he won gold medals at the 2013 and 2017 FIVB Women's Club World Championships.


    • Team Manager Pelin Emniyetli
    • Assistant coach Hamurcu Alper
    • Second Assistant Coach Dehrioglu Dehri Can
    • Doctor Sener Serkan
    • Physiotherapist Georgi Bivolarski