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Turkish Authorities Postpone Istanbul Football Derby Over Security Threat

© AP PhotoGalatasaray's Tarik Camdal, left, and Gokhan Gonul of Fenerbahce fight for the ball during their Turkish League soccer derby match at the TT Arena stadium in Istanbul, Turkey. (File)
Galatasaray's Tarik Camdal, left, and Gokhan Gonul of Fenerbahce fight for the ball during their Turkish League soccer derby match at the TT Arena stadium in Istanbul, Turkey. (File) - Sputnik International
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Governorate of Istanbul postponed a derby between the two largest Istanbul football clubs due to safety concerns, local media reported Sunday.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The match between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray football clubs was postponed over "serious security threat," Daily Sabah newspaper reported.

On Saturday, a suicide blast ripped through a major tourist street in Istanbul, killing five people including the attacker, and injuring at least 36 others.

On March 13, a car bomb exploded at a bus stop near Ankara’s central Kizilay square, leaving 37 dead and over 120 injured.

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