Team profile

The silver medallists of the inaugural 2018 FIVB Volleyball Nations League return this year to the competition with high ambitions, after having narrowly missed out on the gold in a nail-biting final against USA at Nanjing.
Turkey have qualified once to the Olympic Games, finishing ninth at London 2012. They have also competed four times in the FIVB World Championship. Their highest ranking was sixth place in the 2010 edition. In the most recent edition, last year, they ranked tenth, one position down from 2014.
Turkey have won two medals at the European Championship - a silver when they hosted the competition in 2003 and lost 3-0 to Poland in the final, and a bronze in 2011 when they beat Italy 3-2 in the third place playoff. In 2015 Championship, they lost to Serbia 3-0 in the bronze medal match.
Turkey first took part in the FIVB World Grand Prix in 2008, but missed out on the next three editions before returning in 2012 to take the competition by storm and winning the bronze medal. They also made it to the Final Six in 2014, finishing fourth with a 2-3 record.


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 46-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 also 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
  • Physiotherapist Georgi Bivolarski


Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 6 1 6.000 172 145 1.186
2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 4 4 1.000 185 183 1.010
2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 6 0.166 143 172 0.831