Turkish Football Federation in big time whitewashing (of its own mess)

After all buzz, some football players are used as scapegoats, some symbolic charges and all teams are relieved… So all year drama seems to be about putting FB President Mr. Yıldırım into jail so that he cannot challenge some lapdog businessmen in major bids…

Disciplinary Committee announces ruling on rigging scandal

from Hurriyet Daily News
Professional Football Disciplinary Committee (PFDK) hands no bans to clubs

Turkish federation clears all 16 soccer teams of charges of match-fixing – The Washington Post

Players banned in Turkish match-fixing probe – chicagotribune.com

Turkish football clubs cleared in match-fixing scandal

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey’s football federation has cleared all 16 Turkish teams, including Fenerbahce.


How Europe’s fearsome four have eased their way through to Euro 2012 | Marcus Christenson

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Marcus Christenson
Holland, Germany, Spain and Italy look in supreme shape ahead of next summer’s finals
The Euro 2012 finals are more than eight months away but a depressing pattern has already been established. Where England scrap, other major nations shine. Friday night will be a case in point. Fabio Capello’s side could qualify for the finals in Poland and Ukraine but they will have to do it the hard way by getting at least a point in the less-than-friendly environment of Podgorica, in Montenegro. Compare that to the situation of already-qualified Spain, Italy, Germany and Holland who ? with the smugness of someone who has finished their Christmas shopping in November ? can put their feet up, and try out some new players and simply observe the other nations’ mad, exhausting rush for late points.

Beşiktaş Milangaz make history with debut Euro win

from Hurriyet Daily News
Beşiktaş Milangaz adds the first piece of European silverware to its trophy cabinet after claiming the Eurochallenge with a win over Elan Chalon.

Great Britain international Pops Mensah Bonsu led Turkish club Besiktas to a 91-86 victory over Chalon in the Eurochallenge final in Debrecen. The Londoner had 26 points and 20 rebounds and was named as the game’s Most Valuable Player.


Besiktas brings Eurochallenge title to Turkey, the second-ever European Club …

National Turk English

Besiktas Istanbul wins FIBA EuroChallenge championship: Giant of a man Mensah-Bonsu, super 4 Erceg, Puerto Rican pride Arroyo lead Beşiktaş to 91-86 win, championship title, Turkey’s second-ever European club championship

Turkey?s football boss seeks support of UEFA

from Hurriyet Daily News
Yıldırım Demirören will have a meeting with UEFA President Michel Platini this week to present the Turkish Football Federation?s solution to the match-fixing case

European football body is totally astonished

from Hurriyet Daily News
After the Turkish Football Federation?s (TFF) recent decisions, I called the Union of European Football Association


Turkey?s ?big four? are set for the Super Final

from Hurriyet Daily News
Galatasaray will hope to maintain its big lead in the regular season, while Fenerbahçe, Trabzonspor and Beşiktaş will aim to stage

Berkan: Beşiktaş can only survive by acting as institution
Sunday’s Zaman
Tension is flaring in the Beşiktaş camp as the club, neck deep in debt, has failed to deliver in the ongoing 2011-12 football season. (PHOTOS TODAY’S ZAMAN) İsmet Berkan, a Beşiktaşadministrator, has stated that the historic İstanbul team will be able
Beşiktaş to turn Çarşı into a brand
Hurriyet Daily News (press release)
Beşiktaş says it wants to turn Çarşı, its passionate supporter group into a profitable brand. Çarşı is known for its politically-engaged and humorous chants and banners. Hürriyet photo, Semih BAHADIR Beşiktaş aims to to turn ‘Çarşı,’ the name of its

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