In the 15th week of the Super League, Ankaragücü and Çaykur Rizespor drew 1-1. With the final whistle of the game, Ankaragücü President Faruk Koca attacked referee Halil Umut Meler.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan condemned the attack on referee Halil Umut Meler.
HERE IS PRESIDENT ERDOĞAN’S STATEMENT
I condemn the attack on referee Halil Umut Meler after the match between MKE Ankaragücü and Çaykur Rizespor this evening and wish him a speedy recovery. Sport means peace and brotherhood. Sport is incompatible with violence. Violence should never be allowed in Turkish sport…
– Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (@RTErdogan) December 11, 2023