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Fenerbahçe unveils statue of legendary footballer

Turkish football club Fenerbahçe unveiled a tribute on June 29 to one of its football legends. 

In a statement on its website, it said a statue of Can Bartu was revealed at Kadıköy Yoğurtçu Park in Istanbul.

Kadiköy is the club's neighborhood and Yoğurtçu Park is near Fenerbahçe's home ground, Ülker Stadium.

Fenerbahçe announces club will not continue with Belözoğlu at helm

Fenerbahçe President Ali Koç said on June 1 that Emre Belözoğlu would not continue as the team's manager.

Ali Koç delivered a speech and answered questions on the club's official television channel where he gave Belözoğlu the option to stay on as an assistant manager or leave the team.

Fenerbahçe welcome superstar Mesut Özil

Presenting their superstar transfer Mesut Özil to the media, Istanbul side Fenerbahçe on Jan. 27 held a signing ceremony for their high-profile recruit.

Özil, 32, said it was a dream for him to play for Turkish Super Lig side Fenerbahçe and thanked everyone at the club, adding that he has been supporting Fenerbahçe since he was just a boy.

Arsenal’s Mesut Özil set for Fenerbahçe move

Arsenal's German midfielder of Turkish origin, Mesut Özil, has agreed to a move to Istanbul club Fenerbahçe, Turkish media reported on Jan. 6.

Özil will sign a three-and-half-year contract with the Turkish Süper Lig club, but Arsenal will pay his wage for the rest of the 2020-2021 season, Demirören News Agency reported.