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Turkish Football Federation Central Referee Board’s VAR Statement

The President of the Central Referee Board, Ahmet İbanoğlu, announced the decision to rest some referees until the end of the first half of the season.

The President of the , Ahmet İbanoğlu, announced the decision to rest some referees until the end of the first half of the season. İbanoğlu also stated, “I, as the President of the Central Referee Board, carefully listened to the VAR recordings of the Fenerbahçe – Fatih Karagümrük match within my authority. The alleged dialogue claimed to be disclosed and served to the media regarding these VAR recordings is fictional and unrealistic.”

Ahmet İbanoğlu, the President of the Central Referee Board, released a statement through the Turkish Football Federation's website.

Ahmet İbanoğlu announced the decision to rest some referees until the end of the first half of the season.

The statement included the following expressions:

“As the Central Referee Board, I would like to share with the public that we carefully monitor referee performances every week and have decided to rest some referees until the end of the first half. We will act based on these analyses in the classification evaluations to be held at the end of December.

On the other hand, as the President of the Central Referee Board, I have listened carefully to the VAR recordings of the Fenerbahçe – Vavacars Fatih Karagümrük match played in the 13th week of the Trendyol Süper Lig, within my authority. The alleged dialogue claimed to be disclosed and served to the media regarding these VAR recordings is fictional and unrealistic. I request that it not be trusted.”

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