Turkish Basketball Federation President Hidayet Türkoğlu said, after the match in which the Women’s National Team beat Slovakia 75-40, “First of all, we would like to thank both our governor, the metropolitan municipality and the Mayor of Izmit. They did their best to host our national team. We express our gratitude to all of them. Our aim is to spread women’s basketball throughout Türkiye. They provided very good hospitality here too. Our women’s basketball is a young generation. Gaining experience every day is very valuable for both their careers and the national team. I congratulate them all wholeheartedly. “I believe that they will go to the field with the same dedication in the away match and leave with the victory,” he said.
Regarding Tuğçe Canıtez and Bahar Çağlar Ökten ending their basketball careers, Türkoğlu said, “They provided very important services to Turkish women’s basketball. I wish both Tuğçe and Bahar had played more and benefited our national team. But we are proud of what they have done so far. I believe that their loved ones and women’s basketball fans are proud of their performance so far. “We thank them very much for their service to the national team,” he said.
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