The celebrations for the first Turkish title in the Volleyball Nations League continued on Tuesday, when the Sultans of the Net were welcomed back home following their successful campaign in the Finals of the 2023 edition of the tournament, in Arlington, the United States.
The flight with players and coaching staff members landed in the country’s capital Istanbul during the day and they were welcomed by a music band, media members and fans, who handed the team flowers and congratulated them for their historic result.
One of the team’s standouts during the VNL Finals, outside hitter Ebrar Karakurt thanked the fans for their support and remarked on the importance of the result, which took Türkiye to first place in the FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Ranking.
“We’re very happy to bring to our country one of the most important gold medals in international volleyball,” she said. “I’m very proud of what we did as a team, we showed the strength of Turkish women. Türkiye is now in first place when it comes to volleyball and that’s very important for us. The fans are the driving force behind us and I hope this is just the beginning of our story. Together, we can write even better ones.”