Michel Platini meets Turkey's prime minister

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- UEFA President Michel Platini is meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan amid a match-fixing scandal that has implicated league champion Fenerbahce and caused it to lose its place in the Champions League.

Monday's meeting comes ahead of a UEFA executive committee meeting and its annual congress in Istanbul this week.

Fenerbahce's imprisoned chairman Aziz Yildirim is a main defendant in a trial over the scandal that allegedly involves more than a dozen games last season. Yildirim denies any wrongdoing.

The club insists UEFA and the Turkish Football Federation has treated it unfairly and has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, seeking €45 million ($58.5 million) in compensation for being tossed out of the Champions League.