As the title suggests really. I see JT mentioned Turkey in another thread and realised that, not only was it a great shout, it's also one of those nations that gets overlooked by the vast majority of FM players.
I don't remember playing there too often. A few seasons with Fenerbahce in a career game was probably my only visit. I'm not sure what it's like now, but it was always pretty competitive with Fener, Galatasaray, Besiktas, Bursaspor and Trabzonspor. They also give out their prize money per game, rather than in a lump sum at the end of the season.
Where else in the FM world could/should be popular, but isn't?
Personally - the only reason for this is that I like to really immerse myself within the game and I often find myself talking in my head about them throughout the game. I struggle with some pronunciations of the Turks and I found that a lot of Asians, particularly regens, end up with similar names as the pool for them obviously isn't very big. It's a really quality league and there could be a great game there, taking over Asia!
Others I would say are South Africa - considering that it's the only out-of-the-box African league and Belgium because (even though I spent 25-odd years there last year) the league rules are strange, to say the least!
South Korea, definitely. I have meant to have a C&C save there for about three years, but there's always something that makes me prolong it. I think it's the lack of 'out of the box' Asian leagues to compliment it. Plus, Japan is a bit of a mess.
South Africa for the same reasons. Although the five domestic cups in South Africa is something else to put you off.
At this point, I'd safely say I've played at least a season in almost every nation that is available to be played, both out the box and in xml form. As most know, I'm particularly fond of playing in Africa and Asia when I can, but as Ben has mentioned, trying to immerse yourself in a save where you can't pronounce the names of your players, and there's 5 players in your intake that all have the exact same name becomes a little bit tricky.
Turkey is definitely a 'bigger' league that gets overlooked. There's some good money and about 7 good teams to choose from, not to mention some other good options lower down the league. Russia is another that I think people forget about and is somewhere I might try down the line. They do have more strict foreigner rules and not as much good home grown talent, but it's a decent league.