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Beşiktaş’s highly politicized Çarşı group were present at the protests for Gezi Park, which is very close to the İnönü Stadium. AA photo

Beşiktaş’s highly politicized Çarşı group were present at the protests for Gezi Park, which is very close to the İnönü Stadium. AA photo

The irreconcilable fans of Istanbul’s three big football clubs known for their huge rivalry have joined forces May 31 for the protest against the demolition of Taksim’s Gezi Park with an unprecedented announcement.

Galatasaray’s well-known UltrAslan group, Fenerbahçe’s Vamos Bien fan club and Beşiktaş’s highly politicized Çarşı group announced via social media that they would attend Taksim protests in unison to support demonstrators late May 31, following police’s brutal raid filled with tear gas at dawn. 

A supporter group of Trabzonspor, the Black Sea province’s outsiders commonly called Turkey’s “fourth big club,” had also said that it would lend its support to the demonstrations.  

May/31/2013

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