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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Turkish Super Lig suspended for a week

The football association have opted to postpone the next round of matches while an investigation into the attack on the team bus continues

The Turkish Super Lig has been suspended for a week following the attack on the Fenerbahce team bus which left the driver wounded.

The team bus was attacked by gunmen as they returned from their 5-1 win over Rizespor on Saturday, with the driver taken to hospital with a head wound following the incident.

Fenerbahce released a statement calling for the league campaign to be halted while an investigation is carried out into the attack, saying: “It is the end of football when blood is spilled. Fenerbahce’s complete priority is for the culprits to be found and punished immediately.”

And the Turkish Football Federation have now confirmed the next matchday will be postponed, along with the cup quarter-finals due to take place this week.

FA Chairman Yildirim Demiroren announced on Monday: “The Super Lig clubs asked us to postpone the games for one week and we have taken this decision accordingly.”

Fenerbahce were due to face Mersin Idmanyurdu on Wednesday in the Turkish Cup, with a Super Lig clash at home to Bursaspor following on April 13.