Funeral held for former Besiktas chairman
Hundreds attend funeral in Turkey of former Besiktas chairman
Associated Press
2014-08-15 11:42 PM

ISTANBUL (AP) -- Hundreds of football fans have attended the funeral of the former chairman of Turkey's Besiktas soccer club who died in Istanbul, aged 88.

Suleyman Seba, a former player, who chaired Besiktas for 16 years from 1984 to 2000, died on Aug. 13. A respected figure, he remained the club's "honorary chairman" after his retirement.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Friday joined Besiktas fans and mourners from rival clubs in paying their respects to Seba at his funeral in Istanbul.

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