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
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.