The 2016–17 Turkish Cup is the 55th season of the Turkish Cup. Ziraat Bankası is the sponsor of the tournament, thus the sponsored name is Ziraat Turkish Cup. The winners will earn a berth in the group stage of the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League.
The 2015-16 edition had the final game was played in Antalya Stadium, Antalya between Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray and Galatasaray beat their rivals 1-0. Galatasaray's goal came from Lukas Podolski (Min. 31). Galatasaray took their championship trophy from Minister of Youth and Sports Akif Çağatay Kılıç and Turkish Football Federation President Yıldırım Demirören. Furthermore, champions received their medals from TFF's Vice President Ali Dürüst, TFF's General Secretary Kadir Kardaş and CEO of Ziraat Bank Hüseyin Aydın.
Ziraat Turkey Cup had it’s excitement spread after the 3rd round which is sorting the teams that are taking part in the group stage. The teams that struggled to go to the round which counts a total of 32 teams in 8 groups will be giving their best in order to pass this stage. The first two teams in the field which works as double circuit round robin group matches will be played according to the results and the best will move to the last 16 phase. The last 16 round will be seeded and non-seeded teams fight scene.
Turkey Cup group matches were set on 29-30 November, and the matches are scheduled to begin on December 1st. The second week of matches is the one of December 13 to 15 , the third week will be the one of December 20 to 22, the fourth week December 27 to 29, the fifth week and first of 2017 will take place between 10-12 January 2017 and the sixth week will be held between 17-19 January 2017.
Notable battles in the group stage are the ones between Osmanlıspor FK and Gaziantepspor, which is the derby of Group A while the Group C will be hosting maybe the most interesting match of this stage: the matches between Fenerbahçe and Gençlerbirliği.
Fenerbahce coach Dirk Advocaat mentioned that Turkey Cup matches are very important for him and his team: "In the cup we have the opportunity of seeing the other available players that my team has and this definitely help all my players reaching their best level. In addition, for us to win a every trophy is precious. That’s why we spend a lot of attention to every match we have to play, " he said. Advocaat's Fernandao, Ozan, Ishmael, Stoch represent names that are expected to be in the first 11 in Fenerbahce’s upcoming matches.
On the other side, Besiktas coach have said ’’ "We're playing in the Champions League.,we're playing in the Cup, we're playing in the championship... We have to play the best football in every match. I strongly this that we have players that are able to play the best, not matter their name of position in the team [titular or reserve]. My team will give the best in all those competitions and each is equally important for us."