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Court arrests 15 in match-fixing probe

ISTANBUL - Hürriyet | 7/7/2011 12:00:00 AM |

Fifteen suspects, including Fenerbahçe Club vice president were arrested in connection with the investigation into match-fixing in the top two tiers of Turkish football, daily Hürriyet reported Thursday.

Fifteen suspects, including Fenerbahçe Club Vice President Şekip Mosturoğlu were arrested in connection with the investigation into match-fixing in the top two tiers of Turkish football, daily Hürriyet reported on its website Thursday.

Twenty people were sent to court Wednesday with arrest requests by the prosecutor, the court then released five suspects including Fenerbahçe player’s Emanuel Emenike and Sezer Öztürk.

Among the arrested were a Fenerbahçe Club director İlhan Ekşioğlu; Sivasspor Club President Mecnun Odyakmaz; Eskişehirspor Coach Bülent Uygun and former player Cemil Turan.

Prominent businessman Ali Koç, who is also a director at Fenerbahçe went to Istanbul courthouse to ask for information on the probe from the prosecutor.

Mosturoğlu reportedly fell ill at the police station Wednesday night. Paramedics were called and it was later revealed that Mosturoğlu's was suffering from high blood pressure due to stress.

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