Galatasaray inks deal with search engine

Galatasaray inks deal with search engine

ISTANBUL - Doğan News Agency
Galatasaray inks deal with search engine

Yandex Chair Yalçındağ (L), Galatasaray Pres. Aysal (R). AA photo

Galatasaray F.C. and the Turkish unit of the Russian internet search engine Yandex have signed a cooperation deal.

As part of the deal signed Oct. 9, the club will display the search engine on its web portal and a new internet search site “” will be opened.

Yandex Chairman Mehmet Ali Yalçındağ said at the signing ceremony that it was a first deal of its kind in the world.

“Galatasaray has started to offer a specially developed search engine and internet portal for its fans by inking a one-of-a-kind agreement with Yandex, which has introduced many firsts in Turkey. It is the first time that a search engine and a sports club have ever signed such a deal,” he said.

Through the deal, fans will have access to the most up to date news about Galatasaray, Yalçındağ said, adding that Yandex would soon be offering “” e-mail accounts.

The project was first offered by Galatasaray, but Yandex is in talks with other clubs to make similar agreements, he said.