Aziz Yildirim, Fenerbahce’s chairman faces match fixing charges
The most notable arrest in the match fixing probe sweeping the Turkish league has been that of Aziz Yildirim, the chairman of league champions Fenerbahce. Almost 100 people have been taken into custody throwing the future of next season into doubt.
Match fixing suspicions are centred around 17 matches, five which involve the league champions who rose from a distant third in the second half of the season to pip Trabzonspor to the title on goal difference. If proven then Fenerbahce could be stripped of the title at the least and also face relegation. But Trabzonspor fans who had started to celebrate a possible awarding of the title had to hold off as their chairman Sadri Sener was detained for questioning into the match fixing allegations.