Gul returned the bill for review to Turkish parliament, saying sentencing reductions “give the impression that they are aimed at releasing particular people from jail,” it said. Parliament approved the law on Nov. 25, the website said.
Scores of people, including Aziz Yildirim, league-champion Fenerbahce’s (FENER) chairman, executives, coaches, players, journalists and former officials have been jailed as part of a probe into alleged match-fixing charges in Turkish soccer.
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