Goalkeeper Volkan Demirel was controversially left out of Turkey’s final squad in a bid to promote squad harmony.
Ersan Gulum, Serdar Aziz, Alper Potuk, Mevlut Erdinc, Umut Bulut also missed out.
Emre Mor, the Danish-born teenager, was a surprise inclusion while Harun Tekin was selected in place of Volkan Demirel.
Nuri Sahin made the cut despite an injury-plagued season, while Ahmet Calık, Ismail Koybasi and Yunus Malli also made the final selection.
Age 26 (17.06.89)
Uncapped, first called up in 2015. A surprise selection in the final 23-man squad in place of Volkan Demirel.
Age 28 (01.01.88)
Tall, with good reflexes in one-on-ones but can make mistakes at set-pieces.
Age 27 (11.08.88)
First choice in qualifying. Strong on his feet and in one-on-ones. Has not lost playing for Turkey.
Age 22 (26.02.94)
Young centre-back who has played for Turkey at all youth levels, making hi senior debut in November 2015.
Age 31 (04.01.85)
Intelligent right-back, not quick but strong. Injury-prone for his club but still a key figure.
Age 33 (23.03.83)
One of Turkey’s most experienced defenders. Can play in the centre or left-back.
Age 26 (10.07.89)
Left-back or wing-back who won the Turkish league this season and has been linked with a move abroad.
Age 30 (03.03.86)
Turkey’s most valuable player. Converted midfielder who was superb in the qualifiers. Nicknamed “Batman”.
Age 25 (24.02.91)
Centre-back, promising but error-prone. Started qualifying campaign but mistakes saw him dropped.
Age 26 (23.01.90)
Hard-working right-back. Not a great technician but solid and dependable. Strong in the air.
Age 29 (30.01.87)
Captain and playmaker. Played in Euro 2008 aged 21, but missed the semi-final against Germany through suspension
Bayer Leverkusen (Ger)
Age 22 (08.02.94)
Opted for Turkey over Germany and now a key player. Dangerous dribbler with powerful shot. Free-kick specialist.
Age 27 (04.10.88)
Experienced left-back or wing-back who is a strong crosser of the ball. Tends to pick up cards easily.
Age 18 (24.07.97)
Teenage winger born in Denmark to Turkish parents. Pursuaded by Fatih Terim to switch allegiance to Turkey.
Age 23 (23.09.92)
One of the most dangerous attacking midfielders in the Turkish League. Ex-Arsenal youth player.
Age 21 (23.03.95)
Powerful with good technique, strong ball retention and a great shot.
Age 31 (10.02.85)
Central midfielder and scorer of the last-minute free-kick goal that took Turkey to Euro 2016. Not as quick as he used to be.
Age 24 (24.02.92)
German-born, former German Under-21 cap who opted to play for Turkey at senior level.
Borussia Dortmund (Ger)
Age 27 (05.09.87)
German-born midfielder who is back at Dortmund after a frustrating, injury-hit time at Real Madrid.
Age 28 (07.07.87)
Left-winger who can also play up front. Unlikely to start but a potential match-winner from the bench.
Beijing Guoang (Chn)
Age 30 (15.07.85)
Scorer of crucial goals in qualifying and Turkey’s most dangerous player. Hit by injuries since move to China.
Age 25 (07.06.91)
On the bench for his club but has scored some great goals during friendlies in place of the injured Burak.
Age 29 (26.05.87)
A number 10 for his club but can also be dangerous in the penalty area. Quick but lightweight.