Turkey was eliminated after an intense game by France 86-87 in overtime in the Round of 16. Following the game, Turkey coach Ergin Ataman expressed his disappointment at the post-game press conference, via Eurohoops:

It’s the same feeling. I don’t want to make any comments about the game. Maybe it’s the worst emotional loss in my 26 years career. Congratulations to France, I hope they will continue on a good way and get to the medals. Basketball is a strange game. Sometimes it brings great happiness, and sometimes we experience such a painful loss. This is the most painful and heaviest loss of my career. We were very close to giving this victory to the Turkish people and we are all disappointed,” Ataman said.