Prosecutors question 12 in match-fixing scandal
Monday, July 4, 2011
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish prosecutors have begun questioning 12 suspects among some 60 detained in an alleged match-fixing scandal that has shaken the country's soccer league and implicated national champion Fenerbahce.
The state-run Anatolia news agency reported that among a first group of suspects being quizzed by an Istanbul court are Nigerian forward Emmanuel Emenike, goalkeeper Korcan Celikay and Sezer Ozturk. The court will decide whether to press charges and order their arrests.
Police detained 59 people in a sweep Sunday and Monday as part of its investigation into alleged fixing in the Turkish top division last season. They include Fenerbahce President Aziz Yildirim and at least five other club officials.