Supporting Fenerbahce

Fenerbahce - Turkey's biggest football club and current champions - is in crisis, at the centre of a match-fixing investigation that has seen 31 people from various clubs arrested and sent to jail pending trial.

Among them is the Fenerbahce president, Aziz Yildirim.

Fenerbahce's fans are angry and sense a conspiracy against the club.

They say there's no evidence to support the charges and insist on their president's innocence.

But others see this episode as evidence of increasing democratisation in Turkey, where no-one is above the law, and where even people previously considered "untouchable" can now be investigated.

Tim Mansel reports for Assignment.

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