Sports For many years Ülker has been a sponsor of sports. The company’s initial interest in sports began when it built a basketball court for its employees in the garden of the Topkapı Factory. Soon, a small basketball team was formed which eventually led to the establishment of the Ülkerspor basketball team in 1993. The Ülker organization has been a sponsor of both basketball and football clubs since 2005. In football, Ülker sponsors the teams of Beşiktaş, Bursaspor, Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray and Trabzonspor. As far as basketball is concerned, Ülker is a cooperative sponsor of the Fenerbahçe team. In 2007 Ülker signed an agreement with the Turkish Football Federation to become the main sponsor of the National Team. In 2010, Turkey was the host country for the FIBA World Championships. Ülker was one of the main sponsors of the event.