0 Turkey fans BOO during pre-match minute's silence for the victims of Paris attacks and chant 'Allahu Akbar' before Greece friendly
Turkey fans were heard booing during the minute's silence for the victims of the Paris attacks before kick-off[/*]Chants of 'Allahu Akbar' - the Islamic phrase meaning 'God is greater' - were reportedly heard in Istanbul [/*]Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu watched the game together[/*]It was the first time the two teams met for eight years and the Turkish Football Federation announced a string of additional security measures - the neighbours' relationship has suffered from hostilities in the past[/*]Fatih Terim's side were held to a goalless draw by Michael Skibbe's visitors at the Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium[/*]www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/index.html[/*][/list]Chants of 'Allahu Akbar' were reportedly heard in Istanbul as some Turkey fans shamefully booed a pre-match minute's silence for the victims of the Paris attacks.
The friendly itself against Greece was largely forgettable as the action finished 0-0 at the Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium.
But the game was tarnished before it even started as a video emerged suggesting some of the Turkish faithful were voicing their dissent towards tributes for the 129 victims who were killed in last Friday's atrocities in Paris.
Loud jeering is audible as players from both sides stood silently in the centre circle before kick-off, with reported shouts of 'Allahu Akbar' - the Islamic phrase meaning 'God is greater' - filtering through the stands.
After the match Turkey manager Fatih Terim was quoted as saying: 'Our fans should have behaved during the national anthems and during the one minute silence.
'Greece is our neighbour. Today is world neighbours day, but our fans didn't behave like neighbours in this match.'
Meanwhile, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras watched the game together, in a sign of reconciliation between the two neighbours, whose relationship has suffered from hostilities in the past.
It was the first time the two teams had met for eight years and the Turkish Football Federation had announced a string of additional security measures before the match at the Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium stadium in Istanbul, which was a 17,000 sell out.
MORE...http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3322023/England-50-50-chance-playing-Wales-Northern-Ireland-Republic-Ireland-group-stages-Euro-2016.html[/*]www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3321932/Jonathan-[/*]www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3321296/Roy-Keane[/*]www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3317928/Luxembour[/*][/list]Turkey, who have not lost this year, are preparing ahead of Euro 2016, which they qualified for in third place in their group. They enjoyed a 2-1 victory away to Qatar last week.
Greece's German coach Michael Skibbe led out a team in Turkey for the first time since he had spells at Galatasaray, Eskisehirspor and Karabukspor from 2008 to October this year.
Arda Turan played for Turkey in spite of the fact that he hasn't played club football since last season; Turan's summer move from Atletico Madrid to Barcelona has meant that the playmaker must twiddle his thumbs for six months until the Catalan club's transfer ban on registering players is lifted in January.
However, the occasion was a disappointment with both teams trying out new players in a game of few chances.
The 2004 European champions, Greece, who failed to qualify for the Euros, had just one goal attempt against Turkey's 12.