The Turkish football leagues are set to complete all games this season by June 27 with fans following the coronavirus disruptions.
Turkish Football Federation president Nihat Ozdemir confirmed the latest development in a press conference.
Ozdemir said: “We are planning for the leagues to be concluded by 27 June with fans returning.”
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For the league to finish by June 27 it would mean that games would have start being played again towards the end of April.
The Turkish authorities took the decision to suspend the league today as a precaution to prevent the further spread of Covid-19.
Turkey was one of the last countries in the world to postpone their domestic leagues.
The Super Lig was one the only major league in Europe that went ahead last week.
John Obi Mikel ended up agreeing to mutually terminate his contract following the last round of games after feeling uncomfortable with playing in the current climate.
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I would like to thank all the fans for their support. I also want to say thanks to all my teammates, technical crew, medical team and kit men Ayatabe 😉 🚬 for all we’ve achieved this season so far, wish you guys best of luck in winning the league🏆. It was one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make, but in current situation we all need take care of our families, spend time with them and protect them. #lifefirst #stayhome #family
In addition to football all basketball, volleyball and handball leagues have been called off.
Currently, there have been no footballers or coaching staff diagnosed with coronavirus in Turkey.
Turkey currently have 191 cases of coronavirus, two people have lost their lives.
61 YAŞINDA erkek bir hastamızı kaybettik. Kendisine Allah’tan rahmet diliyorum. Bugün sonuçlanan testler, tedbirlerin çok zorunlu olduğunu gösteriyor. Tanı konup tedavilerine başlanan 93 YENİ VAKAMIZ var. Hasta sayımız 191’e ulaştı. Riskin önünü birlikte keselim.
— Dr. Fahrettin Koca (@drfahrettinkoca) March 18, 2020