Turkish soccer fans who chanted anti-government slogans banned from stadium

    Fans open a banner addressing the devastating earthquakes in Turkey during Saturday's match between Fenerbahçe and Konyaspor.

    (CNN)Supporters of Turkish soccer team Fenerbahçe, who chanted anti-government slogans during a previous match, have been banned from attending this weekend's game against Kayserispor, according to a team statement.

    Turkish state broadcaster TRT Haber confirmed the decision on Tuesday, saying visiting fans will not be allowed inside the stadium as Fenerbahçe travels to Kayseri, Turkey.
    According to TRT Haber, the decision was made due to "security reasons" following a meeting held by the Provincial Security Board.
      "We have learned with surprise that our supporters will not be allowed to be in the stadium when we play against Yukatel Kayserispor on Saturday, March 4, 2023, a decision taken by the Kayseri Provincial Security Board," the statement read.
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