Turkish athletes have so far clinched 65 gold, 58 silver, and 49 bronze medals -- 172 medals in total -- in various categories such as taekwondo, swimming, shooting, athletics/para-athletics, weightlifting, wrestling, and water polo.

Host country Azerbaijan ranked second with 66 gold, 39 silver and 29 bronze medals -- 134 medals in total.

The competition will end on May 22.

The Islamic Solidarity Games was first held in Saudi Arabia in 2005 with 6,000 athletes from 55 nations competing in 15 different sports categories including taekwondo, swimming, shooting, athletics/para-athletics, weightlifting, wrestling and water polo.

Turkey is scheduled to host the fifth such contest in 2021.

Anadolu Agency