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15 arrested in Turkey football scandal

At least 15 people have been arrested in Istanbul for their alleged involvement in match-fixing in Turkish football, a media report said.

sports Updated: Jul 09, 2011 14:42 IST

At least 15 people have been arrested in Istanbul for their alleged involvement in match-fixing in Turkish football, a media report said.

Among those arrested was Sekip Mosturoglu, deputy chairman of Turkish champions Fenerbahce, and Bulent Uygun, manager of Eskisehirspor, Xinhua reported.

Fenerbahce chairman Aziz Yildirim refused to make a statement to police and was taken to an Istanbul court investigating the scandal.

Police released a statement stating that there was concrete evidence that 19 football matches were fixed last season in the Turkish first and second leagues.