Galatasaray inks deal with search engine
ISTANBUL - Doğan News Agency
Yandex Chair Yalçındağ (L), Galatasaray Pres. Aysal (R). AA photoGalatasaray 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 “gsyandex.com” 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 “galatasaray.net” e-mail accounts.
The project was first offered by Galatasaray, but Yandex is in talks with other clubs to make similar agreements, he said.