It banned two players, for alleged efforts to throw a game that Fenerbahce won 4-2.
Few in Turkey believe match-fixing is limited to that, and few believe it has ended. Turkish sports commentator Bagis Erten notes that rigging allegations have emerged every season for the past 40 years.
‘‘The widespread belief in Turkey,’’ he said, ‘‘is that at some time or another, each and every team has attempted to fix games.’’
Fraser reported from Ankara. Sheila Norman-Culp contributed to the story from London.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is part of a six-month, multiformat AP examination of how organized crime is corrupting soccer through match-fixing.