Turkish match-fixing probe expands

Turkey’s state-run Anatolia news agency says a court has

formally charged 15 more suspects in an alleged match-fixing scam

that has implicated league champion Fenerbahce and issued an arrest

warrant for the club’s president.

The Anatolia says the court in Istanbul arraigned the suspects,

including two senior Fenerbahce officials – Sekip Mosturoglu and

Ilhan Eksioglu, on Thursday, increasing the number of suspects in

jail pending trial to 22. The court also issued an arrest warrant

for Fenerbahce President Aziz Yildirim after he underwent a

cardiology check-up.

The suspects also include Bulent Uygun, technical director of

Eskisehirspor, and Mecnun Odyakmaz, president of Sivasspor, along

with several soccer players.

The court released five suspects.