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?