Why competing in Europe is a spiritual necessity for Galatasaray

For These Football Times, I investigated the European obsession of Galatasaray, driven by Western yearning and bound by spiritual tradition.

Learn about the nexus of Gul Baba, Ali Sami Yen, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and Wesley Sneijder. Exploring why international success means more to the Turkish giants than almost any other club.

You can read my full article here, delving inside the philosophical workings of a football juggernaut.

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