Turkish Football Federation elects new chairman


ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The Turkish Football Federation says Yildirim Demiroren has been elected chairman.

Demiroren, who has been serving as chairman of Besiktas, replaces Mehmet Ali Aydinlar, who stepped down last month after a proposed rule change was rejected that would have prevented teams accused of match-fixing from being relegated.

Fenerbahce President Aziz Yildirim and 92 other people are on trial in the scandal allegedly involving 19 league games last season. Fenerbahce, which was barred from the Champions League, was among clubs that opposed the rule change.

Demiroren, supported by Fenerbahce, says he will work to solve problems through dialogue.