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Trio trimmed from Turkey set up

Middlesbrough's Tuncay Sanli
Tuncay is one of two British-based players in the Turkey squad

Midfielder Yildiray Basturk, defender Ibrahim Kas and striker Halil Altintop have been trimmed from Turkey's squad for Euro 2008.

The trio have joined striker Hakan Sukur as omissions by coach Fatih Terim for the tournament in Austria and Switzerland, which starts on 7 June.

Middlesbrough striker Tuncay Sanli and Newcastle's Emre remain in the squad.

Right-back Gokhan Gonul has been forced out of the squad after bruising a metatarsal in his right foot.

Altintop's twin brother, Hamit, has been included, after recovering from a broken foot in March.

The Bayern Munich player sustained the injury against Belarus on 26 March and was sidelined for the rest of the Bundesliga season.

Turkey will play a friendly against Finland on 29 May before taking on the Czech Republic, Portugal and Switzerland in Group A of Euro 2008.


Goalkeepers: Volkan Demirel (Fenerbahce), Rustu Recber (Besiktas), Tolga Zengin (Trabzonspor)

Defenders: Gokhan Zan (Besiktas), Sabri Sarioglu (Galatasaray), Emre Asik (Ankaraspor), Servet Cetin (Galatasaray), Emre Gungor (Galatasaray), Hakan Balta (Galatasaray), Ugur Boral, Gokhan Gonul (Fenerbahce)

Midfielders: Mehmet Aurelio (Fenerbahce), Mehmet Topal (Galatasaray), Arda Turan (Galatasaray), Ayhan Akman (Galatasaray), Emre Belozoglu (Newcastle), Tumer Metin (Larissa), Hamit Altintop (Bayern Munich), Gokdeniz Karadeniz (Rubin Kazan)

Forwards: Nihat Kahveci (Villarreal), Semih Senturk (Fenerbahce), Mevlut Erdinc (Sochaux), Tuncay Sanli (Middlesbrough), Colin Kazim-Richards (Fenerbahce)

see also
Boro get work permit for Tuncay
04 Jul 07 |  Middlesbrough
Pick your Turkey XI
23 May 08 |  Turkey

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