Today’s attack on women: Keep Pregrant women out of sight… A social fabric roundup- #DirenHamile

Pregnant women?s presence in public is ?disgraceful,? says Turkish lawyer Turkish lawyer said that it was immoral for pregnant women with huge bellies to reveal themselves in public #direnhamile (#resistpregnant) Reacting upon advocate Inançer?s remarks ?Women shouldn?t wonder in streets while pregnant?, scores of women in Istanbul and Ankara are preparing to put pillows in their … Read more

Drogba misunderstands: That was not a racist attack but a kind of middle finger…

…which might also be objectionable- that “obscene act” but it is good to understand right before accusing people with racism… Well, Turks like many other people, innovate new forms of obscenity all the time. I have been thinking a few days and I could honestly not find this act in this special context as racism… … Read more

Not much to expect from Turkey at the moment. As all tied to the game: Real Madrid vs. Galatasaray


Emre Cem Pelister (@cempelister): KOCAMAN?DAN TARAFTARA PLZEN HEDİYESİ

KOCAMAN?DAN TARAFTARA PLZEN HEDİYESİ Dalgalı denizlerin adamı Aykut Kocaman ne yaparsa yapsın patronu ve mürettebatı dışında herkes her fırsatta onu eleştiriyor, hatta Patronu bile hata yapsa ?Sen de suçlusun kaptan? deniyor. Kesinlikle hataları olduğuna da inandığım Aykut Kocaman ne yaparsa yapsın kimseye yaranamıyor. Girizgah sonrasını okumayacaklar adına tek bir cümle etmek istiyorum o da, bir … Read more

[Images added] Galatasaray, champion of Turkish Super League 2012…Fenerbahçe fans clash with Police… Galatasaray Şampiyon…

  Fatih Terim and his players… photos of GS players here. photos of upset FB players here.   A developing story..   In the mean time: Fenerbahce fans clash police after Galatasaray clinches Turkish league championship | The Republic after the game, Fenerbahçe fans clash with police, police uses heavy doses of tear gas: Images … Read more

A superb video: Turkey wants Fair Play! / Türkiye Temiz Futbol İstiyor!

Dear Mr. Blatter, Dear Mr. Platini, Dear FIFA and UEFA officials; You have not prevented abuse of football and ethics in Turkey for the last 10 months. Here is the result: Turkish football is corrupted. Match-fixing has been legalised. The criminals have been rewarded; The victims have been sanctioned. Remember FIFA and UEFA ethics and … Read more

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 … Read more

Corruption has no boundaries… It seems that #matchfixingislegalinturkey in Turkey. Time for #UEFAbanturkey …

Such mess Turkish authorities create. Such corruption. Such incapable leaders for Turkish football… Please dear UEFA intervene and banish’em’all… Yıldırım Demirören, the worst president ever seen in Beşiktaş history, now is the head of Turkish Football Federation. Any justice in life?  Turkey eases penalty for attempted match-fixing from Yahoo news Turkish soccer clubs caught trying … Read more

#Silivri Saracoğlu- Turkish match-fixing trial starts; Fenerbahçe fans stand by FB president Aziz Yıldırım

Turkish match-fixing trial starts from BBC News | Europe | World Edition Top names in Turkish football are set to face judges as nearly 100 people go on trial accused of match-fixing. Turkish football faces mass match-fixing trial from Hurriyet Daily News Nearly 100 Turkish club managers and players, including first division Fenerbahçe boss Aziz … Read more

From Turkish football fans: “QR Codes As Insults”

QR Codes As Insults Fans of two Turkish soccer teams show such intense rivalry that in the past when Karsiyaka play Göztepe there have been clashes with the police, fans have been arrested, police officers have been wounded and matches halted for half an hour. At yesterdays game Karisyaka fans unfurled a QR Code banner … Read more

Such a Friday night for Turkey: we lose journalist Cem Emir in the Van Quake; Turkey crushed by Croatia in football; a ferry hijacked…

Cem Emir’s death is a murder. State officials had declared that the hotel he would stay was not damaged but the hotel collapsed in an aftermath quake… Turkey quake survivors sought; Death toll rises from Yahoo news Rescue teams claw through heaps of concrete for 2 journalists believed trapped in collapsed hotel’s rubble Unidentified person … Read more

for the record, Turkey contributed to the history of football by an all-women and children attended game…

Fenerbahce soccer team captain Alex of Brazil greets fans before the Turkish Super League soccer match against Manisaspor at Sukru Saracoglu stadium in Istanbul September 20, 2011. Turkish champions Fenerbahce played Manisaspor in front of women and children only after men were banned as part of a plan by Turkey’s Football Federation (TFF) to stamp … Read more

A rarely happy football news from Turkey: “Trabzonspor stuns Inter in Champions debut

Trabzonspor in Wikipedia Trabzonspor stuns Inter in Champions debut | Sports | National Post Trabzonspor stuns Inter in Champions debut The Associated Press Sep 14, 2011 ? 5:26 PM ET | Last Updated: Sep 14, 2011 6:10 PM ET  Trabzonspor marked its Champions League debut by stunning Inter Milan 1-0 away on Wednesday while English … Read more

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… … Read more

This looks like an earthquake in Turkish football… Aziz Yıldırım and many others detained…

Fenerbahce players celebrate after scoring during the Europa league football match Lille vs Fenerbahce on February 18, 2010 in Lille. Turkish police have arrested around 30 people, including the president of top side Fenerbahce as part of an ongoing investigation into match-fixing in football, the Anatolia news agency reported “DARK SUNDAY” IN TURKISH FOOTBALL….CORRUPTION IN … Read more