Family fight in Turkish Chess community makes global headlines

Inside the news, you see that accusing parties are also Turkish, rivals of the current federation presidency…

Turkish Chess Federation accused of bribery (UPDATE)

Turkish Chess Federation accused of bribery

Tomorrow the Financial General Assembly of the Turkish Chess Federation will be held. No doubt on the agenda will be an audit, published on the federation?s own website, which reveals that the TCF paid for votes to win the 2012 Chess Olympiad. While FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has expressed his support to TCF President Ali Nihat Yazici, grandmasters Suat Atalik and Ivan Sokolov have their doubts. Update: Ivan Sokolov reacts to Ali Nihat Yazici.

Turkey bribed judges to win Chess Olympiad hosting bid, NYT claims

from Hurriyet Dailynews
The international chess world has been rocked with a bribery scandal featuring Turkey at the center, with allegations and refutations advancing and retreating across the board.

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