Turkish trial shows soccer corruption at the top
ISTANBUL -- Turkey loves both soccer and strong men, so it's no surprise that Aziz Yildirim is a household name.
A civil engineer, Yildirim made a fortune in military contracts with the government and NATO before turning his attention to Istanbul's Fenerbahce soccer club, a perennial title contender with a vocal fan base nicknamed "the Republic of Fenerbahce."
As chairman since 1998, Yildirim built up not only the local soccer club, but also its clubs in basketball, volleyball and ...
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