Turkish football fans detained in Berlin before Türkiye-Netherlands quarterfinal match

Turkish football fans detained in Berlin before Türkiye-Netherlands quarterfinal match

German police preemptively ended march by Turkish fans on grounds it was being used as ‘political message platform’

By Erbil Basay

BERLIN (AA) - Turkish football fans were taken into custody Saturday before a UEFA EURO 2024 quarterfinal match between the Netherlands and Türkiye in Berlin, according to security sources.

German police preemptively ended a march by Turkish fans before the match on grounds it was being used as a "political message platform," police spokesperson Valeska Jakubowski told Anadolu.

Jakubowski said some fans were taken into custody but noted that the number and reasons for the detentions would be provided Sunday because precautionary measures are still in place.

Jakubowski said making the grey wolf sign, a nationalist hand gesture that landed Turkish National Team player, Merih Demiral, with a two-game suspension at the tournament earlier this week, does not warrant punishment, and that applies to current demonstrations as well.


*Writing by Zehra Nur Duz.





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