by the way, Beşiktaş brought in new stars…

Besiktas signs Portuguese trio
USA Today
ISTANBUL (AP) ? Besiktas has officially unveiled Portugal internationals Simao Sabrosa, Hugo Almeida and Manuel Fernandes. The three signings were

3 Portuguese stars arrived in Istanbul

from Besiktas JK Fan Site

Besiktas’s three newly transferred Portuguese players, Hugo Almeida, Simao Sabrosa and Manuel Fernandes, have arrived in Istanbul.

Besiktas’s other star player Ricardo Quaresma were also on board the plane together with the Portuguese players.

Turkey mulls tougher punishments for violent fans

from Yahoo news
Turkey is contemplating the introduction of hefty prison terms for hooligans, match-fixers and athletes taking performance-enhancing drugs. The government this week submitted to parliament a set of draft proposals that foresee up to 12 years in prison for match-fixing or corrupt betting charges, four years for doping charges and up to three years for fans chanting obscenities and racial slurs.

Besiktas sign Hugo Almeida

from Besiktas JK Fan Site

Besiktas have signed striker Hugo Almeida from Werder Bremen for a transfer fee of ?2 million on a three-and-a-half year contract.

Hugo Almeida joins Besiktas from Werder Bremen –

Simao Sabrosa set for Besiktas

from Besiktas JK Fan Site

Portuguese international Simao Sabrosa bid a tearful farewell to Atletico Madrid on Thursday after signing a two-year deal with Besiktas.

Besiktas skated an 1-1 tie

from Besiktas JK Fan Site

Already well off the pace in the title race, Besiktas were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Gaziantepspor in the Super League on Sunday.

Besiktas will take on Dynamo Kyiv

from Besiktas JK Fan Site

According to the draw for the round of 32 made in Nyon city of Switzerland on Friday, Besiktas will play the first leg at their home in Istanbul on February 17, 2011.

Besiktas triumphed 2-0 over Rapid Vienna

from Besiktas JK Fan Site

Ricardo Quaresma marked his first start in Group L with a goal as Beşiktaş JK rounded off their UEFA Europa League group stage campaign with a comfortable victory against SK Rapid Wien.

Turkish fans to sue Bursaspor for insulting their Armenian leader
Information-Analytic Agency
Clashes took place prior to a premier league match between Turkish football club Besiktas and defending champion Bursaspor. Members of the group intending

?Armenian dogs support Beşiktaş? they say, but?

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Interviews by ORHAN KEMAL CENGİZ
I have quite frequent contacts with foreign diplomats in Ankara. For all smart diplomats, there are typical stages they go through, as far as I could observe. First, they find Turkey quite confusing. In the first months, this feeling of confusion just deepens.

Beşiktaş and Bursaspor fans make mockery of peace pleas
Today’s Zaman
Beşiktaş fans fought pitched battles with Bursaspor supporters before their teams’ Super League encounter in İstanbul on Sunday. Bursaspor and Beşiktaş fans

Barcelona agrees ?170m sponsorship contract

from – World, Europe
Barcelona Football Club signs a lucrative deal with the Qatari government aimed at cutting its debt, while also cementing the relationship between Spanish football and the Gulf state

Beşiktaş to host Dersimspor in Istanbul

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Dersimspor, a recently formed team from Tunceli, will play a friendly match against Beşiktaş at Istanbul’s İnönü Stadium, the club chairman announced Tuesday.

Bursaspor earns their first point in the last match of Champions League!

by Ahmet Turgut

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