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Sunday, July 3, 2011


Actually it was late Saturday night for me,here in the United States, I was outside with friends....came hone and as I was looking at my twits ,I saw a lot of people were talking about early morning arrests, in Turkey on Twitter!(@turkishsoccer )

Early Sunday in Turkey, there was a wide search and arrests about match fixing accusations and so called motivation money giving to other teams......

Under the new law just passed in Turkey ,this became a crime and if found guilty, you could get up 5 t0 12 years in jail!

According to AA news, DHA news, and NTVspor TV, Turkish police on Sunday detained more than 40

people for questioning over allegations of football match-fixing, including the president of

league champion Fenerbahce.

Police were investigating possible fixing of a final week match between Fenerbahce and

Sivasspor, which ended in a 4-3 victory for the Istanbul side and helped it claim the league

title, as well as a match against Eskisehirspor.

Police conducted simultaneous raids at homes and club offices in at least 12 cities, detaining more than 40 people for questioning in an investigation into alleged match-fixing in the Turkish league.

Fenerbahce President Aziz Yıldırım was first to be detained in a probe into match-fixing allegations in the Turkish football league according to Anatolian news agency.

About close to fifty people ere detained in the operation, including Sivasspor President Mecnun Odyakmaz, Giresunspor President Ömer Ulku and former president Olgun Peker, Diyarbakırspor former president Abdurrahman Yakut, Fenerbahçe Vice President Sekip Mosturoğlu, Mersin Idmanyurdu Vice President Besir Acar, and Fenerbahce's new transfers Sezer OztUrk and Emanuel Emenike.

Among the detained was legendary former Fenerbahce player Cemil Turan too...

Police also conducted searches at Besiktas, Trabzonspor, Sivasspor and Diyarbakirspor headquarters and Turkish Football Federation offices early Sunday, according to Dogan News Agency.

Fenerbahce President Aziz Yıldırım's lawyer Rezzan Epozdemir spoke to journalists and said Yıldırım was "upset" about the incident. She said Yıldırım asked for his diabetic medicine, a book, a shirt and a t-shirt.

Fenerbahce High Commission Chairman Yuksel Gunay, on the other hand, said this was an "ugly" incident and an example of a "police state." He said there was no match fixing to be investigated.

So, a lot of people are detained and a lot more will be..

They are talking about close to 200 names...

Lastly, Eskisehirspor president did the best thing and announced they are suspending coach Bulent Uygun and newly sports director Umit Karan's contract for now..

Eskisehir did the correct thing......

As far as Turkish Football Federation, they said they will make an announcement once they get clear information....

1 comment:

  1. As a Fenerbahce fan, I am so sad just because Aziz Yıldırım is accused of match fixing. I hope Fenerbahce won't be relegated to a lower league