Declan Rice  in action against Turkey’s Yusuf Yazici  during the friendly international  at the  Antalya Stadyumu. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Turkey 1 Republic of Ireland 0 There was a time when the Turks were seen as something of a soft touch for an Irish team but it is a while since one h(...)

Spain celebrate Alvaro Morata’s second during their comfortable 3-0 win over Turkey, a result which secured their passage into the last-16. Photograph: Epa

Spain 3 Turkey 0 There was nothing false about Spain’s forward line on a night when they cruised into the knockout stage of the championships. The (...)

Luka Modric is mobbed after scoring the winner for Croatia against Turkey in Paris. Photograph: Afp

Turkey 0 Croatia 1 Croatia and Turkey are two of the sides sometimes tipped as dark horses, but on the evidence of yesterday’s game at the Parc des(...)

Fatih Terim is back in charge of Turkey for a third time. Photograph: Getty

Prospects First the positives . . . in Arda Turan they have a world class player who can inspire those around him while their veteran manager, Fati(...)

England’s striker Jamie Vardy scores his team’s second goal during the friendly football match against Turkey at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. Photograph: Scott Heppell/AFP/Getty Images

England 2 Turkey 1 By the end, there was a narrative to this match that will no doubt fuel the debate about whether Wayne Rooney deserves to start fo(...)

Daley Blind reacts after Turkey score during their 3-0 win over Holland. Photograph: Afp

Turkey 3 Holland 0 Turkey leapfrogged Holland into third place in Group A of the Euro 2016 Qualifiers, as Arda Turan inspired them towards a 3-(...)