Defeating France, Turkey moving towards final game in World Basketball Championship
After roundly beating China last week, Turkey won yet another key victory, trouncing France 95-77, in the World Basketball Championship over the weekend, qualifying for the quarter-finals. This was the Turkish National Basketball Team's sixth victory in a row in the championship, which is being hosted by Turkey. Hidayet Turkoglu was the game's top scorer with 20 goals. The game got extensive coverage from the French press, with many stories admitting the Turkish team's power and impressive performance. Members of the Turkish National Football team and Gus Hiddink, its technical director, were also present during the match, and they enthusiastically supported their colleagues at the hoops. Turkey will take on Slovenia in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.