Turkey first competed at the Olympic Winter Games in 1936 and has since missed only the Olympic Winter Games of 1952, 1972, and 1980.
Alpine skier Muzaffer Demirhan competed at four editions of the Olympic Winter Games, making his debut at age 15 in St Moritz in 1948.
In Turin in 2006, Tugba Karademir became the first figure skater to represent Turkey at the Olympic Winter Games. She competed again in Vancouver in 2010.
Title: Istiklal Marsi [The March of Independence March]
Creators: Words by Mehmet Akif Ersoy, music by Osman Zeki Ungor
Founding date: 1908
IOC recognition date: 1911
NOC president's name: Dr Ugur Erdener
NOC general secretary’s name: Nese Gundogan
IOC member’s name: Dr Ugur Erdener [entry in the IOC: 2008]
Participation in Olympic Games
Year of the first appearance: 1936
Number of appearances: 16 [Sochi included]