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There are 29 sports federations in Northern Cyprus and 13,838 people registered in them as of 2008. Taekwondo-karate-aikido-kurash is the most popular sport with 6054 athletes. It is followed by association football (2240 athletes), shooting (1150 athletes) and hunting (1017 athletes).[1]

Due to the lack of international recognition, Northern Cyprus is not a member of some international sporting bodies.

Some Northern Cyprus sport clubs participate in Turkey's sport leagues. For example: the Fast Break Sport Club, in Turkey's Men's Basketball Regional League; the Beşparmak Sport Club, in Turkey's Handball Premier League; and the Lefka European University, in Turkey's Table-tennis Super League. The international record for swimming 75 km between Turkey and Northern Cyprus belongs to Turkish national Alper Sunaçoğlu (completed in 26 hours and 15 minutes).[2]

International participation and achievements









Main articles: Football in Northern Cyprus and Northern Cyprus national football team

Football Tennis




Martial arts




Multi-sport events

Membership of international sports federations

See also: Membership of Northern Cyprus in international organizations

Northern Cyprus has gained membership of the following federations:

Entity Notes Status Date
Federation International de Football-Tennis Association (FIFTA) Northern Cyprus is a full member of FIFTA.[41] Member
Futsal European Federation Northern Cyprus is a member.[42] Member
European Pocket Billiard Federation (EPBF) Northern Cyprus (TNC) is a full member of EPBF.[43] Member
United World Wrestling (UWR) Northern Cyprus is an associate member of UWR.[38][44] Associate member June 2011
World Pool-Billiard Association (WPBF) Northern Cyprus is a member of the WPBF.[45] Member

See also


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  2. ^ "Swimming record from Turkey to Northern Cyprus". Retrieved 2010-11-17.
  3. ^ Kibris Postasi 29 May 2015
  4. ^ Spor Kibris 30 May 2015
  5. ^ NEU Official Website...Representing the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus at the EuroCup Women’s Basketball, ...
  6. ^ European Pocket Billiard Federation's Members Billiard Federation of North Cyprus (BFNC) is a member of European Pocket Billiard Federation (EPBF)
  7. ^ [1] 2010 European Billiard Championship Scoreboard
  8. ^ Billiardapps North Cyprus - Cyprus match results
  9. ^ UMB members
  10. ^ European Pool Billard Federation official website Dynamic Billard European Championships Started
  11. ^ Kibrispostasi The team of Northern Cyprus Darts Federation won third place in Spain
  12. ^ International EasyKart Federation's Members EasyKart Federation of North Cyprus is a member of International EasyKart Federation
  13. ^ 2008 International Easykart Championship Zeka Özteknik of Northern Cyprus became champion.
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  18. ^ ConIFA
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  23. ^ Stevenson, Peter (6 October 2014). "Soccer-Sport back on the front-line of Cypriot political divide". Reuters. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  24. ^ CONIFA 2017 Home Page of CONIFA Euro 2017
  25. ^ Federation International Football ennis Association Members
  26. ^ North Cyprus became 6th in 9th World Footballtennis Championship
  27. ^ 2011 European FootballTennis Championship is in Northern Cyprus
  28. ^ 11th World Footballtennis Championship
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  30. ^ GTF Members
  31. ^ Star North Cyprus to host GTF World Championship in 2013
  32. ^ "KKTC Taekwondo Judo Karate Aikido Hapkido Kung Fu Kurash Wushu Muaythai Federasyonu – AVRASYA TAEKWONDO FEDERASYONU".
  33. ^ "KKTC Taekwondo Judo Karate Aikido Hapkido Kung Fu Kurash Wushu Muaythai Federasyonu – FEDERASYONUN TARİHÇESİ".
  34. ^ ISKA Official website Welcome new member "North Cyprus" in the ISKA Family
  35. ^ GTF TRNC
  36. ^ [2] Northern Cyprus Judo, Hapkido and Kickbox Federation
  37. ^ LTA British Tennis
  38. ^ a b "Official FILA site". 2006-05-01. Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 2010-04-28.]
  39. ^ UWW UWW President's note
  40. ^ North Cyprus became a member of ISSF Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine NC is a member of ISSF.
  41. ^ "Members".
  42. ^ "Northern Cyprus".
  43. ^ "Members of EPBF". European Pocket Billiard Federation. July 27, 2020. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
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  45. ^ "EPBF".