Turkey resumes championship after referee assault

The Turkish Premier League is set to resume after a forced break following the aggressive incident involving referee Umut Meler. The incident, which occurred in a game between Ankaragucu and Caykur Rizespor, was reportedly carried out by the home team’s president, Faruk Koca.

The competition will kickstart with three matches scheduled for Tuesday, 19th December, featuring games between Basaksehir and Sivasspor, Gaziantep and Adana Demirspor, and Istanbulspor against Trabzonspor.

Matches set for Wednesday, 20th December will see Kayserispor taking on Fenerbahce, Antalyaspor will go head-to-head against Kasimpasa, and Galatasaray is slated to play against Karagumruk.

The games proceeding on Thursday, 21st December consist of Rizespor facing Pendikspor, Samsunspor up against Konyaspor, Ankaragucu playing against Hatayspor, and Besiktas tackling Alanyaspor.

This resumption comes a little over a week after the incident involving the referee, which caused a temporary hiatus in the league. Efforts have since been put in place to ensure players and officials’ safety as the games commence.

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