Turkey first took part in the FIVB World Grand Prix in 2008, but missed out on the next three editions before returning in 2012 to take the competition by storm by winning the bronze medal, behind USA and Brazil. They also made it to the Final Six in 2014, finishing fourth on a 2-3 record.
Turkey have qualified once to the Olympic Games, finishing ninth in London 2012. They have also competed three times in the FIVB World Championship – their best ranking a sixth place in 2010. In their latest outing they ranked 9th in 2014. Turkey have also won two medals at the European Championships – a silver when they hosted the competition in 2003 and lost 3-0 to Poland in the final, and a bronze in 2011 when they beat Italy 3-2 for third place. In the latest continental championship in 2015 they lost to Serbia 3-0 in the bronze medal match.