Celtics release preseason schedule

The Celtics will open the preseason in Turkey, and also play a game in Italy before returning to the United States to finish preparing for the 2012-13 season.

The Celtics play Fenerbahce Ulker in Istanbul on Oct. 5, followed by a game vs. EA7 Emporio Armani Milano in Milan, Italy, on Oct. 7.

The Celtics’s first preseason game at TD Garden will be Oct. 16 vs. the Brooklyn Nets.

The full preseason schedule (all times Eastern):
Oct. 5: Fenerbahce Ulker at Ulker Sports Arena (Istanbul, Turkey), 2 p.m.
Oct. 7: A7 Emporio Armani Milano at Mediolanum Forum (Milan, Italy), 12 p.m.
Oct. 13: New York Knicks at XL Center (Hartford), 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 15: Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Oct. 16: Brooklyn Nets at TD Garden, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 18: Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center (Brooklyn, NY), 8 p.m.
Oct. 20: New York Knicks at Times Union Center (Albany, NY), 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 21: Philadelphia 76ers at TD Garden (Boston, MA), 7:30 p.m.