Besiktas returns Turkish Cup

AP, Thursday 14 Jul 2011

Besiktas says it is returning the Turkish Cup to the country's football federation until its deputy chairman and coach are cleared of charges in a match-fixing probe.


Thursday's decision comes a day after a court charged Besiktas' deputy chairman Serdar Adali and coach Tayfur Havutcu along with three other suspects. Besiktas has become the latest club to be implicated in the growing scandal.

Prosecutors have charged about 30 suspects, including the president of league champion Fenerbahce, over corruption allegations involving 19 games.

The prosecution process could take months if not years.

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