World Bulletin/News Desk
At least 72 Turkish athletes have qualified so far to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, achieving the highest number ever in the Turkish sports history.
"We have reached the number of 72 in the olympic quota and this is an all-time high for Turkey," Youth and Sports Minister Suat Kilic told the Anadolu Agency.
The number could go further up if the Turkish women's teams in volleyball and basketball earn the visa for the London games.
Turkey's national women's volleyball team is set to take on Polish rivals on Sunday in a Pool A game in the European Qualification Tournament in Turkish capital Ankara for the 2012 Olympic Games to seek a first ever ticket to compete in the olympic event.
The Turkish national women's basketball team will compete at the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women which will be hosted in also Ankara on 25 June - 1 July 2012.
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