Fenerbahce set to play first game since gun attack on team bus

Fenerbahçe are set to play their first game since the armed attack on their team bus following the 5-1 victory over Rizespor in the league.

The league and Turkish Cup were postponed for a week by the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) following the incident.

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Fenerbahçe had vowed not to play against until the assailants were found but the government has given security assurances ahead of the cup game against Mersin İdman Yurdu.

The Süper Lig will return on Friday, Fenerbahçe will take on fourth placed Bursaspor.

The (TFF) announced that the incident was a terrorist attack after a meeting the sports minister on Monday.

“We believe the incident was a terrorist attack, targeting not only Fenerbahce but Turkish sports,” said TFF chairman Yildirim Demiroren.

Two suspects  were detained over the Fenerbahçe team bus shooting but were have been released on probation according to Rahmi Üstün, mayor of Sürmene district in Trabzon province.

A Trabzon court declared that there was not enough evidence to charge the detainees and ordered for their release.