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Turkish police raid football clubs in match-fixing scandal

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Turkish police raid football clubs in match-fixing scandal

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Turkish police have arrested around 60 people, including the president of top side Fenerbahce Aziz Yildirim as part of an ongoing investigation into match-fixing last season.

According to reports, Several footballers were also among those detained in Ankara including former Galatasaray striker Umit Karan and Turkish international Serdar Kulbilge.

Police reportedly searched the premises of Turkish clubs Trabzonspor, Besiktas and Fenerbahce who reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League in 2008 and clinched the league title on the final day last season by defeating Sivasspor 4-3 in Sivas.