The 78-man tournament will be played over the Montgomerie Maxx Royal course in Belek in early November, with Woods the star attraction. Woods also played in Turkey last year, at the eight-man Turkish Airlines World Golf Final, a matchplay event that was not sanctioned by the European Tour.
This year, the European Tour has introduced a final series to end the season, partly mirroring the FedEx Cup play-off events in the United States. As a key part of that, the Turkish Open carries a lucrative prize fund of $7m.
Chubby Chandler, whose International Sports Management group has been heavily influential in the formation and negotiation of the Turkish Open, said: "Tiger had a pretty good time [in Turkey] last year. It wasn't too onerous on him and he managed to get in as late as possible and out as early as possible, which was the intention.
"So we almost based the tournament date with the European Tour around which week he could play, and it just so happened that this week suited the European Tour and Tiger Woods. And Turkey being a country of not that many golfers, I'm afraid that the other 77 players in Turkey won't be the sort of familiar names to the Turkish people, whereas Tiger is."
Turkey retains aspirations of hosting the 2020 Olympics, a fact which enhances their wish to host high-profile golf events.
Ahmet Agaoglu, the president of the Turkish Golf Federation, admitted the two issues are linked. "I was thinking, there are 32 disciplines in the games of the Olympics and in most of these we organise the World Championship, the European championship.
"We organise F1 races, tournaments, [the] Turkish Airlines World Golf Final last year and European Tour Final Series event is here now.
"So we are quite successful to organise such kind of big events, prestigious events in our country. I think the delegates will consider all of this, these tournaments and championships happening in Turkey. I'm not sure [how] well it will help or not, but that will be a good reference."
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