Give me a I-S-L-A-M-I-Z-A-T-I-O-N!!
Troupes of energetic cheerleaders have entertained the crowds at matches involving other teams in the tournament, but no dancers appeared during Turkey's match against Greece on Tuesday nor their match against Russia on Sunday.
The Russia match was attended by Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his wife, who wears the Muslim headscarf.
"Are cheerleaders not allowed for Turks?" asked news website Gazeteport on Wednesday.
"While our national basketball team wins each of its matches in Ankara, cheerleaders are not allowed due to the possibility that Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his wife may come to the match," it continued.
A spokeswoman for Turkey's Sport and Youth directorate said she was not aware of any ban on cheerleaders at Turkish games.
A source close to the situation said however that Turkish government authorities had asked informally that cheerleaders not be present at games attended by officials of the ruling AK Party, which has roots in political Islam.
The party rejects the Islamist label and points to its liberal economic and political reforms.
Many Turks are fasting during the Muslim month of Ramadan.
Dancers did appear at Turkey's first game against Ivory Coast last Saturday when no government officials were present.
A spokesman for the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) said: "We are aware that no dancers are to perform during any Turkish team game in Ankara. This is not FIBA's decision and the dancers will continue to perform at other games in Ankara involving other countries."
"The dancers bring much fun and joy to fans watching games and help to create a vibrant, happy atmosphere in the arenas."
A handful of followers of the Iranian team in Istanbul stood up and turned their backs during the dancers' performance at an Iran match in Istanbul.