Turkish Chess Federation

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Turkish Chess Federation
Abbreviation TSF
Formation 1991
Headquarters Ulus, Ankara
Region served
Gülkız Tulay
Affiliations FIDE
Mediterranean Chess Association
Website www.tsf.org.tr

The Turkish Chess Federation (Turkish: Türkiye Satranç Federasyonu, TSF) is the governing chess organization within Turkey. The TSF was founded in 1954, and became a member of the FIDE in 1962. The federation was integrated into the General Directorate of Youth and Sports in 1991, gaining its official nationwide recognition.[1] As of 2012, the president of the federation is Gülkız Tulay. Having over 800,000 licensed players, TSF is the largest sports Federation in Turkey.

The TSF is also member of the European Chess Union and Mediterranean Chess Association.[2] [3]


The federation organizes the following chess competitions:

International events[edit]

  • 34th Chess Olympiad (October 28-November 12, 2000) in Istanbul
  • Women's World Chess Championship (December 2–25, 2010) in Hatay
  • World Amateur Championship (October 1-11, 2011) in Antalya
  • Women's World Team Championship (December 17-28, 2011) in Mardin
  • 2011 European Schools Chess Championship (October 12-20, 2011) in Antalya
  • 40th Chess Olympiad (August 27-September 10, 2012) in Istanbul
  • 2012 European Individual Women's Chess Championship (March 1-14, 2012) in Gaziantep
  • 2013 World Junior U20 Chess Championships (September 12-27, 2013) in Kocaeli
  • 2013 World Team Chess Championships (November 24- December 4, 2013) in Antalya
  • 2015 European Schools Chess Championship (June 24-July 3, 2015) in Konya

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Altın, Orhan. "Ülkemizin Satranç Gerçeği" (in Turkish). Türkiye Satranç Federasyonu-Burdur İl Temsilciliği. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  2. ^ "Members of Mediterranean Chess Association". Mediterranean Chess Association. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  3. ^ "Members of European Chess Union". European Chess Union. Retrieved 2016-12-11. 

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