Team profile

Turkey start the U18 World Championship on the back of finishing fourth in the recent European Championship and will be out to match or better their best ever finish of gold, which they won in 2011 under the coaching of Sahin Catma. They were unable to match that result when defending their title in 2013 and slipped to a ninth-place finish. They also won silver at the 2007 edition, when they lost to China in the final.