Two suspects arrested in Fenerbahce bus attack


Two men have been arrested in connection to the Fenerbahce bus attack last week.

The team bus came under gunfire as the squad was traveling to Trabzon following a 5-1 win over Caykur Rizespor.

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According to Trabzon Governor Abdil Celil Oz, two men, aged 38 and 27, were arrested Tuesday in connection to the attack. The governor said one of the men followed the bus while another fired shots from ahead.

The bus driver was hit and hospitalized, but no players or coaches were injured in the shooting. The driver is reported to be recovering from his injuries.

Fenerbahce asked for league play to be suspended until those responsible for the attack were caught.

Yesterday Yildirim Demiroren, the chairman of the Turkish Football Federation, released a statement that play would be suspended for one week.

We believe the incident was a terrorist attack, targeting not only Fenerbahce but Turkish sports.

We decided to postpone all league and cup games for a week.”

Fenerbahce, the defending Super Lig champions, currently sit second on the table, two points behind rivals Galatasaray with six matches to play.