Europe and World Champion Turkey's Volleyball Male National Team which aims to win gold medal 23rd Summer Deaflympics will compete together with both experienced and young athletes.Emrullah Palaz, 33, is the oldest of the team. Furkan Genç, 16, is going through the path of Palaz, the setter like himself.

Turkey Men's Volleyball Team continues their camping process for 23rd Summer Deaflympics which will be held on from 18 to 30 July 2017 in Samsun. Furkan Genç, born in 2001, is the youngest to wear a jersey on the team. Emrullah Palaz, 33, is the oldest player in the team and is helping all his teammates with his experience, especially Furkan, who plays in the same place.

“I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE MY PLACE TO FURKAN"

Emrullah Palaz, who was born in Antalya in 1984 and is the oldest of the four brothers, started volleyball at the age of 17 and entered the national team in 2002. Palaz stated that he experienced his first Olympic experience in Taiwan in 2009 and added "Our head coach Osman Çarkçı has good methods and we are trying to apply them. Volleyball is a big love for me. The Turkish national team also have very good hitters, defense, and forward players. Each of them is talented. I am proud to be in a successful team. I am getting old and I want to leave my place to a successful athlete like Furkan. Furkan is really determined and hardworking. Very curious and enthusiastic. I'm trying to be an example to him. We also stay in the same room in the hotel. I love not only Furkan, but all my friends on the team, and I try to help them as much as I can. I hope that in this Olympic Games we will be champions in our own home. "

"I TOOK HIM AS A MODEL WHEN I JOINED THE TEAM"

Furkan Genç, who stated that he met with volleyball in 2012, said: " In 2013 I joined the national team. I play on the team as a setter. I have made very nice friends in here. I like my coaches and my big brothers very much. They help me in every way. I feel so good when I am with them. Big brother Emrullah is an experienced man. We're both serving as a setter on the team. So we have a lot to share. When I learn something new from him, I acquire it and I improve it even better. We have very good communication with big brother Emrullah. It's proud to play on the same team with him. When I joined the team, I watched big brother Emrullah in the games, I took him as a model. I'm trying to apply what I learn from him. It is an honor to play with experienced names like him.

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