Konya: Turkey defeated the Netherlands 3-0 in a Euro 2016 Group A qualifier at the Torku Arena Stadium in central Konya province late Sunday.

Turkey's Burak Yilmaz (R) celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal. Pic/ AFP

Turkish midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup scored the first goal in the eighth minute. The second was scored by midfielder Arda Turan in the 26th minute, Xinhua reported.

Burak Yilmaz scored the third goal in the 86th minute.

Turkey are now in third place in Group A, a spot that guarantees a participation in a two-legged playoff against a third-placed team from another group to take place in France next summer.

Joining thousands of football fans, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was in attendance to watch the match.