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Turkish bid to host 2023 Basketball World Cup withdrawn

Turkish bid to host 2023 Basketball World Cup withdrawn

In a written statement, the Turkish Basketball Federation (TBF) announced it is withdrawing its bid to host the 2023 FIBA Men's Basketball World Cup.

Anadolu wrote that the TBF said the relevant budget (for Turkey’s candidacy) was decided "to be spent on developing clubs, establishing basketball development centers and spreading the sport nationwide."

Turkey's bid was submitted on August 31.

In the recent years many have been the major sports events hosted in Turkey, among them, the 2001 European Basketball Championship, the 2005 Women's European Basketball Championship, the 2010 FIBA Men's World Cup and the 2014 FIBA Women's World Cup.../IBNA

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