FETO Linked To Turkish Football Match-Fixing Cases
Fetullah Gulen among 108 suspects named in investigation into alleged match-fixing scandals
The deputy chief public prosecutor of Istanbul, Fuzuli Aydogdu, prepared and presented the indictment to the attorney general’s office to be accepted.
Friday’s indictment claims match-fixing charges in 2011 against Turkish football club Fenerbahce’s chairman Aziz Yildirim and other managers were “a plot”.
Yildirim, who was sent to prison in July 2011 and served nearly a year in jail, had been sentenced to six years and three months by a “special-authority court” in 2012.
He and 35 others were acquitted of all charges in the long-running case in October 2015.
The FETO network is a key focus of this investigation; its members in Turkey’s judiciary are accused of orchestrating malicious cases against the football executives.
FETO is accused of orchestrating Turkey’s July 15 coup plot as well as being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through infiltrating Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and the judiciary.
The defeated July 15 coup left 248 people martyred and nearly 2,200 wounded.