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The Turkish football system is divided into the following leagues.

Men

Süper Lig

Süper Lig is the highest level in the Turkish football league system and is operated by the TFF.

Other professional divisions

TFF 1. Lig, is the second highest level in the Turkish football league system and is also operated by the TFF.

The TFF 2. Lig is the third highest level in the Turkish football league system and is operated by the TFF.

The TFF 3. Lig is the fourth highest level in the Turkish football league system and is operated by the TFF.

Lower divisions

Starting at Level 5.

Level League(s)/Division(s)
Professional Leagues
1 Süper Lig
20 clubs (20 in the 2023-24 seasons, 19 starting with the 2024-25 season, 18 starting with the 2025-26 season)

4 Relegations

2 TFF 1. Lig
18 clubs (18 in the 2023-24 seasons, 19 starting with the 2024-25 season, 19 starting with the 2025-26 season, 18 starting with the 2026-27 season)

3 Promotions, 3 Relegations

3 TFF 2. Lig
White Group
19 clubs
1-2 Promotions, 4 Relegations
TFF 2. Lig
Red Group
19 clubs (19 starting with the 2023-24 season)
1-2 Promotions, 4 Relegations
4 TFF 3. Lig
Group 1
15 clubs
1-2 Promotions, 3 Relegations
TFF 3. Lig
Group 2
15 clubs
1-2 Promotions, 3 Relegations
TFF 3. Lig
Group 3
15 clubs
1-2 Promotions, 3 Relegations
TFF 3. Lig
Group 4
15 clubs
1-2 Promotions, 3 Relegations
Non-Professional Leagues
5 Regional Amateur League
Regional
12 Promotions, 24+ Relegations (Optional)
6 Super Amateur Leagues
Local
7 Amateur First Division
Local
8 Amateur Second Division
Local

Promotion and relegation can occur through every league. This means a club in the Turkish Regional Amateur League may be promoted to the top flight Süper Lig. There are two stages to being promoted to the Turkish Third League. First, provinces who do not have professional clubs send a club or clubs to play. These provinces are:

The two clubs who finished first and second gain promotion. In the second stage, the rest of the amateur clubs join in and play against each other. These provinces are:

The club who finishes first gains promotion to the Turkish TFF Third League.[1]

See also

References