Friday, December 29, 2006


A short follow-up to the Byzantine goings on at Genclerbirligi. I just noticed a small piece in the Turkish Daily News today that Atilla Aytek, the now ex-member of Genclerbirligi, has vowed to continue in his legal fight to not only get his membership of the club back but also to appeal a court decision to refuse to rehold last season's general congress.

In this post I describe how Aytek was kicked out of the club and earlier I had reported on the court decision. For further background and my views on why Aytek should be supported check out this

Back to the TDN piece and Aytek is now claiming that the judge in the court case is in fact a close friend of Genclerbirligi Chairman Ilhan Cavcav. The court decision was made on December 20 and it appears that the judge, Ahmet Pinar, showed up to the funeral of Cavcav's brother just a couple of days later.

Surely a bit too close for comfort.

This promises (unfortunately) to run and run and run.


  1. With no footie in Turkey at the moment this story must be the 2nd most exciting story of the week.

    Top honour MUST go to Sir Eski Kanka's sexy legs ??!!

    Agreed ???