- Rally of Turkey was first held in 2000 and three years later it debuted in the WRC
- Carlos Sainz won the inaugural event based in Kemer, near Antalya.
- In 2010 the rally moved north to roads near Istanbul, in the Asian part of the country.
- Sébastien Loeb tops the winners’ hall of fame with three victories. Citroën has four wins to its name.