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Fenerbahçe striker Semih testifies in Turkey\'s match-fixing probe


Fenerbahçe striker Semih Şentürk arrived at the Beşiktaş Courthouse early on Friday to deliver his testimony as part of the country\'s ongoing match-fixing investigation.


Şentürk, whose team is at the center of the probe, was expected to be questioned by Prosecutor Mehmet Berk, who is overseeing the investigation.

The match-fixing investigation concerns claims that some club officials and footballers had rigged games in the Spor Toto Super League as well as the Bank Asya League 1. Last month police raided homes and football club premises, detaining some 60 people suspected of fixing football matches in the two leagues last season. Many high-ranking football officials from various Turkish clubs, including Fenerbahçe and Beşiktaş, have been arrested on charges of fraud and match-fixing.

A total of 31 individuals, including agents, former footballers and club managers, were arrested in two waves of the probe, with Fenerbahçe Chairman Yıldırım being the highest profile figure taken into custody. Football commentator Alaattin Metin was also at the courthouse on Friday to testify as part of the investigation.