Head coach Emanuele Zanini could be proud of his team on their FIVB Volleyball World League debut in 2014 when they reached the Final Four in Group 3 after finishing second in their pool behind Cuba. On home soil in Bursa, they swept Slovakia in their semifinal before losing in five sets to Cuba in the final. Zanini's side did not qualify for the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Championship but in the 2014 European League they finished fourth in Pool B behind Slovenia, Macedonia and Austria and eighth out of 10 teams overall. In 2015, Turkey finished joint-fifth in World League Group 3. They earned five victories and had one loss to the hands of Montenegro in the preliminary round.
The team's record in top-level competition dates back to the 1950s, when they finished 22nd in the 1956 FIVB Volleyball World Championship and 12th in the 1958 European Championship. After competing in the 1963, 1967 and 1971 European Championships, they had to wait 36 years for their next appearance. They have made three appearances in World Championships, losing to Russia, Australia and Serbia and Montenegro in their most recent campaign in 1998.