Turkish President approves paid exemption, match-fixing law
Turkish President Abdullah Gül approved laws regarding paid military exemption and violence in sports, which includes the controversial match-fixing amendments, private broadcaster NTV reported on its website.
Gül had initially vetoed the sports-violence law and suggested Parliament take a second look at it. But Parliament sent back the law unchanged forcing Gül to approve according to Constitutional mandate.
Earlier, eight people arrested on match-fixing charges were released as soon as Parliament passed the law.
The Turkish president also approved the paid military exemption regulations, allowing everyone 30 years old and over to benefit from the law.