BJK may take action against Demirören

BJK may take action against Demirören

ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
BJK may take action against Demirören

Orman (pictured) says he wants to negotiate with Yıldırım Demirören. AA photo

The board of cash-strapped Beşiktaş sports club has voted to open a lawsuit against its much-maligned former president, Yıldırım Demirören, the current head of the Turkish Football Federation (TFF).

Participating in a vote about whether to approve the club’s administrative and financial actions from the past year, board members refused to absolve Demirören of the actions that were taken under his reign, which lasted until Feb. 27, 2012, when he joined the TFF. Demirören, who took over the club presidency in 2004, spent more than 100 million Turkish Liras on an extravagant transfer policy during his time in charge, leaving the club indebted to himself.

According to the vote, the current Beşiktaş board, led by Fikret Orman, has the right to file a complaint about the way Demirören handled the club. However, Orman signaled that he would seek negotiations with the former chairman.

“What would befit Demirören is for him to donate the money to Beşiktaş,” he said. “Filing lawsuits against him is easy, but my duty is evaluating whether Beşiktaş will be damaged or not.”

Beşiktaş won just a single Super League title during Demirören’s spell, which saw the club sign none less than 70 players, including some major flops such as Ricardo Quaresma, Guti, Kleberson and Ailton.