More arrests in Turkish match-fixing probe
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run news agency says there have been five more arrests in a growing match-fixing probe, raising the number of suspects in jail to more than 30 and implicating leading club Besiktas.
The Anatolia news said Thursday that Besiktas' deputy chairman Serdar Adali and coach Tayfur Havutcu were charged late Wednesday. Two players from Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyespor were also arrested.
Prosecutors have charged dozens of suspects, including the president of league champion Fenerbahce, over corruption allegations involving 19 games.
Besiktas finished fifth in the Turkish first league last season and also won the Turkish Cup.