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Sole Candidate Demirören Elected New Tff President
Former Beşiktaş Chairman Yıldırım Demirören became new president of the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) on Monday. Demirören was the only candidate and he took 221 out of 229 valid votes. Former President Mehmet Ali Aydınlar resigned from his duty on Feb. 1 because of a crisis regarding the penalties and sanctions At Monday’s meeting, Demirören said Turkish football has come to the point that it is being impossible to watch football, and the fans and sponsors are losing interest in Turkish football. The federation has to take action to win them back, the new TFF president said. Demirören is the 41st president of the TFF. Turkish football giants Galatasaray and Bursaspor did not vote for Demirören in the elections. Galatasaray, initially opposed to the candidacy of Demirören, later indicated that the club would support Demirören.