Belek - Hannover 96 boss Tayfun Korkut is likely to meet several familiar faces as his charges travel to his parents' homeland for their ten-day winter training camp in Belek, Turkey.

The Stuttgart-born tactician will be aiming to whip his side into shape for the second half of the season, which kicks off with an away game at FC Schalke 04 on 31 January. reveals what makes the Antalya Province such a popular winter training camp destination for the Reds - as well as six other Bundesliga sides - and finds out what's on the agenda for the 96ers in the coming days.

Located in south-west Anatolia among dense pine forests on the Turkish Riviera, Belek attracts thousands of tourists every year, the local population varying between 750 and 10,000 over the course of a year. As well as numerous plush hotels, most of which are located near the beach, Belek is also home to several picturesque golfing resorts.

Hannover's home

With the five-star Titanic Deluxe boasting its own football pitch, the 96ers could hardly have found a more ideal place to stay. The hotel is situated in the middle of a natural pine forest.

Leading goalscorer Joselu and Co. will have a packed schedule in Turkey, having prearranged four high-profile friendlies during their stay. They will be up against first-division side Istanbul Basaksehir on 14 January, before facing Switzerland’s BSC Young Boys (17 January), Viktoria Plzen from Czech Republic (19 January) and Swiss side FC Aarau (20 January). “We want to give all 24 players a chance to play,” said Korkut.