Arrests in Turkey over soccer match-fixing
Saturday, July 2, 2011
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run news agency says police have detained 30 people for questioning over soccer match-fixing allegations, including the president of league champion Fenerbahce.
The Anatolia news agency says the 30 were detained in simultaneous raids in 12 cities Sunday.
NVT television said police were investigating alleged match-fixing in the Turkish league last season, which ended in May with Fenerbahce's victory.
The detained include Fenerbahce president Aziz Yildirim, officials from other clubs, and a number of players.