Martin O'Neill's Ireland to travel to Turkey for an international friendly in March
The Republic of Ireland will face Turkey in an international friendly in Antalya in March.
The game will take place on Friday, March 23 New Antalya Stadium.
Ireland will go through a four-day training camp on the country's south-west coast before taking on a team currently sitting 10 places below them on the FIFA World Rankings.
The friendly game will allow Ireland to make their first return to Turkey since 1999 and set up the 14th meeting overall between the nations - where Ireland have held the upper hand with five wins compared to two for their opponents.
Ireland have played the majority of their non-competitive games at the Aviva Stadium in recent years but with a May 28 friendly already confirmed for Paris, it's clear that there has been a move away from the preferred modus operandi.
When Ireland have travelled for a friendly match, it has been to neutral venues for fixtures run by third parties - and a summer trip to the USA for a similar type of fixture has not been ruled out of the equation.
However, the last away friendly that Ireland played was a journey to Poland in November 2013 in O'Neill's first week in camp
The next big date for Ireland is the draw for the UEFA Nations League group stages which will be made on January 24.
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