20 November, 2017
26 February, 2019
5 Sinan Guler (TUR)
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Turkey have veteran Guler for fifth window

ISTANBUL (FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Qualifiers) - Turkey veteran Sinan Guler is set to make his first appearance in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Qualifiers after being named in the 15-strong squad for upcoming games against Spain and Montenegro.

The 35-year-old Fenerbahce playmaker, a member of the Turkey team that reached the World Cup Final in Istanbul in 2010, last represented his country at FIBA EuroBasket 2017.

Turkey's 15-player squad for FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Qualifiers
Ege Arar Dogus Balbay James Metecan Birsen Berkan Durmaz
Semih Erden Tolga Gecim Sinan Guler Huseyin Goksenin Koksal
Melih Mahmutoglu Kartal Ozmızrak Sertac Sanlı Oguz Savas
Metin Turen Berk Ugurlu Scott Wilbekin  

Sertac Sanli, Dogus Balbay and Meli Mahmutoglu have featured in all eight of Turkey's Qualifiers and are again in the squad for the fifth window of Qualifiers.

Scott Wilbekin has been included in the squad but will not be available until Turkey face Montenegro. Cedi Osman and Furkan Korkmaz, two of the leading players at FIBA EuroBasket 2017 and in the last couple of windows when Turkey won all four of their games, are in the NBA and will not feature.

Turkey will jump above Spain into first place in Group I if they win their game in Ankara on November 29 but to clinch a spot in the World Cup, the 12 Giant Men must also prevail at Montenegro on December 2 and have Latvia lose at home to Montenegro or at Slovenia.