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Turkey has decided after much criticism league yet still laying

In line with other major European leagues, the Turkish Süper Lig is shut down because of the coronavirus. The Turkish government on Thursday after widespread criticism yet intervened.

In line with other major European leagues, the Turkish Süper Lig is shut down because of the coronavirus. The Turkish government on Thursday after widespread criticism yet intervened.

Unlike all other leagues were still playing football recently in Turkey and Ukraine. In Ukraine the next games were all canceled recently and now also still shut down everything in Turkey.

Sports Minister Muharrem Kasapoglu made at a press conference that the Süper Lig anyway standstill until April, like all other sports leagues in Turkey. An exact time frame is not known.

Earlier in the day, the international players’ union FIFPro had summoned the Turkish league to cancel the upcoming matches. The union said several players from the Süper Lig had been complaining about the situation.

Eljero Elia from Istanbul Basaksehir was one of the players who was not happy to continue to play football with the initial decision. Criticism took midfielder John Obi Mikel even his contract with Trabzonspor.

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