An Istanbul derby between Fenerbahçe and Beşiktaş on the night of Sept. 23 descended into farce amid five red cards, 10 yellow cards, and two penalties, with the home side Fenerbahçe eventually extending its unbeaten streak against the visitors to 15 games with a 2-1 victory.
The Turkish Super League’s defending champion Beşiktaş defeated Konyaspor 2-0 in the closing game of the week at home late on Sept. 18, equalizing matters with Galatasaray on top of the standing.
Turkish Spor Toto Super League leader Galatasaray hosts minnow city rival Kasımpaşa on Sept. 16, aiming to continue its perfect home record so far this season
Beaten by Sevilla in the UEFA Champions League play-offs, Turkey’s Başakşehir will make its UEFA Europa League group stage debut this season against Bulgaria’s Ludogorets as Konyaspor visits Marseille.
Last year’s runner-up Medipol Başakşehir will visit Fenerbahçe, another title contender, on Sept. 9 in the highlight game of the weekend at the Turkish Super League in a bid to break the jinx against its city rival.
Fenerbahçe failed to clinch its first league win of the season as it was held to a 2-2 draw at home by Trabzonspor on Aug. 20.
Fener will seek to heal its fresh wounds against Trabzonspor when the historic rivals clash in Istanbul
Defending champion Beşiktaş made a winning start to the new Spor Toto Super League season by beating Antalyaspor 2-0, while city rival Fenerbahçe was held to a 2-2 draw at newcomer Göztepe over the weekend.
Turkey bid farewell Aug. 12 to a 15-year-old boy who was killed in an attack by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Maçka district of the Black Sea province of Trabzon a day earlier
The killing of 15-year-old boy by outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Black Sea province of Trabzon on Aug. 11 has been condemned by Turkish society and the political parties
The Turkish Super League begins on Aug. 11, when last season’s dark horse Medipol Başakşehir hosts Bursaspor at home, as fans of all sides feel excited to see world stars who made their way to Turkey on millions of euros of contracts.
Atiker Konyaspor claimed the Turkish Super Cup after defeating the reigning league champion Beşiktaş 2-1 on Aug. 6.
Four of Turkey’s biggest football teams have reached a record high amount of debt in the season between June 1, 2016, and Feb. 28.
Champion Beşiktaş finished the Spor Toto Super League season on a high note, beating Osmanlıspor 4-0 at home on June 3, as players and fans celebrated the team’s 15th league title.
Beşiktaş will receive its Spor Toto Super League trophy at home on June 3 after a game against Osmanlıspor, while the final matches of the league season will also decide the final team to drop down to the lower division.
Gaziantepspor has already been relegated but the locals of the culinary capital of the country are taking solace in the fact that more than 25,000 Beşiktaş fans will flock to the southeastern province on May 28 to watch the defending champion attempt to clinch its second title in a row.
Leader Beşiktaş will have a chance to bolster its lead ahead of Medipol Başakşehir when it takes the field in the Spor Toto Super League this weekend with just three weeks left in the year.
Defending Turkish Super League champion Beşiktaş maintained its lead at the top of the standings with three games remaining after it scored a hard-fought victory over historic rival Bursaspor in the closing game of week 31 on May 15.
Spor Toto Super League title hopefuls Beşiktaş and Başakşehir will play tough games in Week 31 as the race for the trophy enters the final stretch.
Turkish Super League leader Beşiktaş was forced to share the points with visiting archrival Fenerbahçe in an Istanbul derby on May 7 after the home side’s Marcelo headed into his own goal with the last play of the game.
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