Istanbul Derby Between Galatasaray And Fenerbahce Postponed Over Threat Of Terrorist Attack


Sunday's Istanbul derby between Galatasaray and Fenerbahce had to be postponed amid security fears following the bombing of a popular shopping street in the city on Saturday.

The announcement from the Turkish footballing authorities came just 65 minutes before the match was due to kick-off at the Turk Telekom Arena, with fans already congregating. 

It was originally reported that the eagerly-anticipated clash was set to take place behind closed doors, before it was decided that the game was to be called off completely.

A new date for the match is still to be confirmed by the authorities.

The news comes after Istanbul-based outfit Besiktas played in front of spectators against Antalyaspor at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium on Saturday.