Turkey will face Italy, Switzerland and Wales in the Euro 2020 Group A following the draw which took place in Bucharest, Romania.
The Red-Whites booked a place in the group stage finishing runners-up to France despite taking four points off the world champions.
No team in the qualifiers conceded fewer goals than Turkey (3) and the Crescent-Stars managed to keep eight clean sheets.
Senol Gunes has a strong defence to quick from heading into the group stages with in-form Leicester City centre-back Caglar Soyuncu, Juventus’ Merih Demiral, Schalke’s Ozan Kabak, Roma’s Mert Cetin and Fortuna Dusseldorf’s Kaan Ayhan and several other defensive players coming through the ranks.
At right-back Gunes has Lille ace Mehmet Zeki Celik but the side does lack depth and quality and at left-back with Umut Meras of Le Harve as the first-choice option. But as a defensive unit the back four have gelled and have a defensively minded midfield three as a shield.
In attack the main creative spark will come from Roma starlet Cengiz Under and Lille star Yusuf Yazici.
Turkey enter the group as a Pot 3 side, Italy were the Pot 1 team while Switzerland was Pot 2 and Wales Pot 4.
The last time Gunes managed Turkey he guided the national team to third place in the 2002 World Cup.
Turkey’s best finish at a European championship was third place at Euro 2008 under the stewardship of Fatih Terim.
The Red-Whites have never beat Italy in a head to head game but have lost seven times and drawn on three occasions.
Turkey have played Wales six times winning twice drawing once and losing three games.
The Crescent-Stars best head to head record is against Switzerland who they have beat eight times draw three times and lost against four times.