Turkish Badminton Federation

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Turkish Badminton Federation
Abbreviation TBF
Formation 31 May 1991; 26 years ago (1991-05-31)
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Ulus, Ankara, Turkey
Coordinates 39°56′30.85″N 32°51′15.60″E / 39.9419028°N 32.8543333°E / 39.9419028; 32.8543333Coordinates: 39°56′30.85″N 32°51′15.60″E / 39.9419028°N 32.8543333°E / 39.9419028; 32.8543333
Murat Özmekik
Affiliations Badminton Europe Confederation
Website www.badminton.gov.tr

The Turkish Badminton Federation (Turkish: Türkiye Badminton Federasyonu, TBF) is the governing body for badminton in Turkey. It aims to govern, encourage and develop the sport for all throughout the country.


The TBF was established on 31 May 1991. Its first president was İrfan Yıldırım. The TBF was accepted by International Badminton Federation as the 104th member at 3 November 1991. Continentally, it is a member of the Badminton Europe confederation.

After the first elections held for sports federations in Turkey on 5 December 1993, Akın Taşkent became the second president of the federation (but the first elected). Between 1997 – 2004, the federation was governed by A. Faik İmamoğlu, serving for two terms. Since 2004 Murat Özmekik has been the federation's president.

The federation organizes the Turkish National Badminton Championships, the Turkiye International and the Turkish Badminton League.


After the first tournament with 24 teams from 11 regions, 8 teams won the right to compete at Turkish Badminton League.

Today the federation organizes the following leagues in Turkey:

  • Badminton First League: 12 teams
  • Badminton Second League: 20 teams
  • Juniors First League: 12 teams
  • Juniors Second League: 20 teams
  • University First and Second League: Teams of 38 universities.

International competitions[edit]


Turkey participated for the first time at the Olympics in 2012 with Neslihan Yiğit, who was eliminated in the women's singles group stage.[1]



  1. ^ "Milli badmintoncu Neslihan Yiğit, Londra Olimpiyat Oyunları vizesini aldı". Zaman (in Turkish). 2012-03-10. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  2. ^ "2013 European Juniors awarded to Turkey". Badminton Europe. 2011-08-13. Retrieved 2012-12-03. 

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