This from the Hurriyet Daily News
Fenerbahçe Sports Club President Aziz Yıldırım was first to be detained in a probe into match-fixing allegations in the Turkish football league, Anatolia News Agency reported.
Police officers from the Organized Crime Department raided residences after carrying out surveillance regarding the match-fixing allegations.
Forty-nine people were detained in the operation, including Sivasspor Club President Mecnun Odyakmaz, Giresunspor Club President Ömer Ülkü and former president Olgun Peker, Diyarbakırspor former president Abdurrahman Yakut, Fenerbahçe Vice President Şekip Mosturoğlu, Mersin İdmanyurdu Club Vice President Beşir Acar, and Fenerbahçe's new transfers Sezer Öztürk and Emenike.
Also caught up was Genclerbirligi players Serdar Kulbilge (now at Ankaragucu), Mahmut Boz and Serkan Çalik. The first two have been taken in for questioning. The third is in Germany at the moment.
It's all early days yet and I can't find any news of exactly what they are alleged to have done but the papers are saying that the March 7 Genclerbirligi - Fenerbahce match is one of those "suspicious" matches. We lost that one 2 - 4.
You can see our report here
I really don't know what to say except that if the Gencler players are guilty then I hope they all get lengthy bans.
Even though no Ankaragucu players have been named in the scandal, the papers are all saying that one of the other suspicious matches was the 6-0 drubbing that Ankaragucu received on May 15 this year.
This match had "dodgy" written all over it. Check out Sir Eski's report (and don't forget to read the comments).
What on earth happens now is anyone's guess but we could well see Fenerbahce stripped of their title and relegated to the Bank East of Europe League where they would start with minus 10 points. Other teams could follow them. All up, a mess.
Amid all this depressing news I did laugh in the schadenfreude style to a comment on the Daily News report by a fellow called Emre Deliveli. In it he was referring to the time the Fener fans erupted with joy after it was announced at the stadium that Besiktas had scored a goal against Bursa which would have meant Fener would be champions a year and a bit ago. A few minutes later it was realised that Besiktas hadn't scored and Bursa were the champions.
If they are stripped of the championship this year, they'll be the only club who has celebrated 19 times for 17 championships:):)
Edited on Monday 4 July to save Oz Kanka from embarrassment.