Fenerbahce fans banned from away game in Kayseri province
Fenerbahce football club fans will not be able to attend the away game against Kayserispor after protesting against the government at last week's match in Istanbul, according to a government commission in the central Turkish province of Kayseri.
On Saturday, thousands of Fenerbahce fans chanted "The government must resign," protesting the government's inadequate response to the earthquake that killed more than 45,000 people in Turkey.
The next day, fans of Besiktas, another major football club, joined the protest, calling for the government to resign.
The incident prompted ultra-nationalist Devlet Bahceli to end his membership of Besiktas and urge that matches be played without spectators.
The announcement of the security commission in Kayseri contained no reference to protests against the government.
Kayserispor earlier condemned Fenerbahce fans saying “they were aware of the dirty politics in the stadiums.”
The opposition Halk TV had previously reported that the president of Kayserispor FC was one of the deputy candidates of the ruling AKP (Justice and Development Party)