Turkish Football Federation preferred to ignore the gravity of Match-fix arrests….

Not that I have my own doubts about the trial itself but Even FB fans were to accept relegation after Aziz Yıldırım’s arrest but Federation saved the day by insisting that nothing will change… Only GS objected this but many believe only the state of financial crisis would get GS away from match fixing claims… BJK has lost several championships to GS after suspicious games in Turkish league history…

BJK fan group Çarşı calls for further investigations even if this means relegation…

TFF opts to play blind

Although a match-fixing investigation launched earlier this month reached the biggest football clubs in the country with the arrest of the chairman of Fenerbahçe and the release of the chairman of Trabzonspor pending trial, the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) chose to remain an onlooker.

Galatasaray stands alone as it seeks football justice

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
The Istanbul team Galatasaray has taken a lonely stance as it continues to push the Turkish Football Federation, or TFF, for a faster decision in a major match-fixing case.

Soccer-Top Besiktas figures jailed in match-fixing probe | Reuters

Turkey football club boss charged

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
Aziz Yildirim, president of Turkish football champions Fenerbahce, is remanded in custody and charged over alleged match-fixing.

New arrests in Turkey match-fix probe

from Yahoo news
Police arrested the president of Champions League hopefuls Trabzonspor and the former head of Turkey's football federation on Monday as part of a widening match-fixing probe, a news report said.

Match-fixing scandal spreads to new team

by ISTANBUL- Daily News with wires
Another member of the country’s elite ‘big four’ becomes embroiled in the ongoing probe with the detention of Beşiktaş coach Tayfur Havutçu

Turkish match-fixing probe sees 22 more arrests

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk
Trabzonspor president and a former Turkish federation official questioned as part of match-fixing inquiry
Turkish police detained 22 more people for questioning in an inquiry into alleged match-fixing on Monday, including the president of top club Trabzonspor.
Sadri Sener was detained a day after a court charged and held the president of rivals Fenerbahce, Aziz Yildirim, pending trial. Fenerbahce narrowly beat Trabzonspor to the league title.

In Turkey, Corruption Probe Starts at the Top

from NYT > Turkey by By ROB HUGHES
The presidents of Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor, the first- and second-place clubs last year, are in jail as a match-fixing investigation gets bigger every day in Turkey.

New arrests in Turkey match-fix probe
ISTANBUL — Police arrested the president of Champions League hopefuls Trabzonspor and the former head of Turkey's football federation on Monday as part of a widening match-fixing probe, a news report said. Sadri Sener, whose club were runners-up in

Trabzonspor chairman detained, Fenerbahçe chairman arrested

by ISTANBUL – Daily News with wires
Trabzonspor's chairman Sadri Şener detained in Istanbul

Former head of Turkey's TV wacthdog arrested

by ISTANBUL – From online dispatches
The former head of Turkey’s television watchdog and three executives of a conservative TV station were arrested at 1 a.m. on Monday and could face up to 18 years in prison for corruption and fraud.

Not Fenerhabçe but the system

by Hasan Bülent Kahraman Sabah
It appears as though illegal activities within Turkish football have only been associated with Fenerbahçe, as if it were solely this football team that was involved in criminal dealings (match-fixing).

Turkey match-fix probe turns on Besiktas

from Yahoo news
The Turkish football match-fixing probe on Tuesday widened to league giants Besiktas, with the arrest of two club officials, Anatolia news agency reported.

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