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President of Turkish football club Fenerbahce arrested

Turkey Materials 11 July 2011 04:27
President of the Turkish football club Fenerbahce Aziz Yildirim, who was detained a week ago over match-fixing case, was arrested Sunday by the court decision, CNN Turk reported.
President of Turkish football club Fenerbahce arrested

President of the Turkish football club Fenerbahce Aziz Yildirim, who was detained a week ago over match-fixing case, was arrested Sunday by the court decision, CNN Turk reported.

Yildirim was taken for questioning directly from the hospital where he was admitted due to worsening health on Saturday night. After the questioning the level of sugar in his blood had risen to 240, and Yildirim was returned back to the same hospital.

On July 3, Turkish police carried out raids in 15 cities across the country due to the alleged match-fixing scandal.

Aziz Yildirim, chairman of Turkish league champion Fenerbahce football club, was detained as part of an investigation into potential match fixing. Several other Fenerbahce officials were also detained in the raid.

Around 40 people in total were detained during the police operations in various parts of the country.

The operations are in regard to alleged match-fixing during games last season when Fenerbahce was crowned Turkish champion and thus earned entry into the lucrative UEFA Champions League group stages.

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