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Turkish federation leaders resign

  • AP, Tuesday, January 31, 2012 12:16 PM

Mehmet Ali Aydinlar, the head of the Turkish soccer federation, and two of his deputies have resigned following a controversy on how to deal with teams implicated in game-fixing.

The resignations come days after a proposed rule change was rejected that would have prevented teams accused of game-fixing from being relegated.

Fenerbahce President Aziz Yildirim and 92 other people have been charged in the scandal allegedly involving 19 leagues game last season. Their trial opens on Feb. 14.

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