Nike and the Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu (Turkish FA) have revealed the home and away kits that will be worn by the Turkey men’s national team at EURO 2016. Available from March 24th at World Soccer Shop, Subside Sports, Lovell Soccer, UK Soccer Shop and Kitbag, the new shirts will be worn by all of the Turkish national teams during the 2016/17 international football calendar.
Turkey will debut their red EURO 2016 Nike home kit when they host Sweden in Antalya on Saturday. The white change uniform will see action on March 29 when the Turks travel to Vienna for a meeting with fellow EURO qualifiers Austria.
According to Nike: A new dawn is breaking for the Turkish National Football Federation. As they seek to emerge as a major power in European football, the Turkish National Football Team will take the pitch this in France summer in new home and away kits that underscore national pride with a gradient graphic of micro-geometric shapes reminiscent of the intricate mosaics characteristic of Byzantine architecture.
This graphic begins in black at the back hem of the Turkey 20165/17 shirt and transforms into a powerful red as it spreads up towards the shoulders. On the away shirt, the motif changes from bright turquoise to brilliant white. “Turkey” appears on the back collar of both shirts.
The sides of the kits feature striking stripes that run the length of the shirt and shorts. Expanding when the player is in motion, they are designed to maximize ventilation and reveal bold flashes of color, red on black shorts in the home kit and turquoise on white shorts in the away kit. Black socks (home) and white (away) with a red linear graphic on the calf highlight the the lower legs to accentuate footspeed.
“The way the new design starts from black and changes to red is very significant for us, as the color red represents the most important values of the Republic of Turkey,” says Arda Turan, Turkey National Team captain. “I think we’ll achieve great success with this shirt, under these colors. I am so excited and can’t wait to wear it.”