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Are local sports classes and/or activities available for kids?

There is a soccer league every year. I believe there are other activities as well but once again I don't have any direct experience. - Sep 21, 2017
Many. You can pretty much do anything you'd do in the states here. You just have to seek it out. - Sep 27, 2016
The Ankara Youth Sport group offers soccer twice a year and basketball in the cold months and acres of expat children participate in this. Scouts and schools make up for the other programs. My daughter went to a Turkish horse riding club, but it took considerable searching and negotiation to figure this out. - Aug 2, 2015
Limited. Soccer, softball, some sports at Oasis and DoDDS. - Jun 9, 2015
There is AYSL (Ankara Youth Soccer League) that also runs basketball. Some schools have sport teams but we haven't found sports to be a big or strong part of this post. - Feb 14, 2015
Yes, both on the economy and at the base. My children were able to do swim classes, soccer, basketball, gymnastics, tennis. - Apr 4, 2014
Yes, if you are willing to expose them to Turkish speaking teachers. There is ice skating, gymnastics, ballet, archery, fencing, horseback riding plus more if you ask people. - Mar 31, 2014
Very few and mostly on base. - Mar 30, 2014
Fall and spring soccer and winter basketball is available on base. Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts are also offered on base. Dance classes and martial arts are available on the local economy and can be found in English. - Jul 28, 2013
Yes, through the school, as well as Saturday spring/fall soccer and winter basketball programs for kids at the base. - Aug 4, 2011
YES. - Jul 14, 2010