Turkish football team lowered to second division

Turkish first division (Turkcell Super League) side Ankaraspor have been demoted to second division, Turkish football's governing body said on Tuesday.

Turkish football team lowered to second division

Turkish first division (Turkcell Super League) side Ankaraspor have been demoted to second division, Turkish football's governing body said on Tuesday.

Turkish Football Federation's Professional Football Disciplinary Committee, or PFDK, said Ankaraspor were barred from playing in first division as the relation between Ankaraspor and Ankaragucu --both first division teams and Ankara sides-- hampered sportive competition in country's football and damaged honesty of contests and the league.

Last week, Turkish Football Federation put Saturday's game between Kayserispor and Ankaraspor off, as Ankaraspor were sent to PFDK.

The relation between Ankaraspor and Ankaragucu were on the spotlight after Ahmet Gokcek, who was an Ankaraspor executive and also Ankara Mayor Melih Gokcek's son, quit his position in Ankaraspor and was elected Ankaragucu President. Melih Gokcek was the honorary chairman of Ankaraspor.

The federation also announced a sentence of six months deprivation of rights for Ankaraspor Chairman Ruhi Kurnaz and Ankaragucu President Ahmet Gokcek.

Ankaragucu were not penalized.

Melih Gokcek objected to committee ruling and said he would go to court and world football's governing body FIFA.


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