Reinhard Grindel, the head of the German Football Association (DFB), and Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, have exchanged heated letters over bids for Euro 2024, German media reported on Friday.
German politicians on Wednesday accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of using Mesut Ozil's controversial retirement from international football to boost Turkey's bid to host Euro 2024 -- and weaken Germany's.
Turkish ministers on Monday warmly applauded the decision of Turkish-origin German footballer Mesut Ozil to quit the national team on the grounds of racism, with one senior minister hailing "a goal against the virus of fascism."
Germany's Ilkay Gundogan had his car vandalised in the wake of him controversially posing for a picture with Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, German media reported on Saturday.
Russia extended their winless streak to seven matches with a 1-1 home draw against Turkey on Tuesday in their last warm-up game just nine days before the World Cup kick-off.
After the Everton striker was sent off in a friendly draw against Tunisia, Turkey international Cenk Tosun apologised.
Istanbul's Champions League final in 2020 will not be dogged by the logistical nightmare that confronted supporters trying to get to Kiev for UEFA's showpiece event this weekend, insists Servet Yardimci, vice-president of the Turkish Football Federation.
According to the Turkish FA's vice-president Servet Yardimci, Turkey has earned the right to host the European Football Championship, as it bids to host the 2024 tournament.
Hakan Sukur was once a footballing icon in Turkey: club legend for Galatasaray, UEFA Cup winner, scorer of the fastest ever international goal, admired across Turkey. However, his path after retirement from football led him into politics, and would end up seeing him exiled from his home country in 2016.