May 29 - The British men's handball team narrowly lost twice in Turkey to their hosts during a training camp, with Chris Mohr (pictured) their top scorer with 17 goals.
Britain lost 33-30 in the first game before another tight game saw them go down to a 30-26 defeat.
Britain's assistant coach Bill Baillie said: "When we played Turkey in the Loughborough Series earlier this year they only beat us by two goals.
"But they had two or three of their main players out for that game as they couldn't get visas, so I think they wanted to play us at full strength.
"It's a good test for us as we're about on the same level, but their team is older and more experienced with a lot of players in their late 20s and early 30s.
"They play a typical Mediterranean style of handball.
"They have an aggressive defence, we normally play against 6-0 defences, whereas they are quite open and similar to African and Asian teams in a lot of ways."
Mohr struck nine in the first game, whilst John Pearce scored four, and in the second game Mohr got another eight, Sebastien Prieto six and Chris McDermott five.
The squad will now return to London before setting off for Sao Paulo, Brazil, for a series of games against the Brazilian team.
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