Fatih Altaylı, who was removed from membership by Mustafa Cengiz in Galatasaray, returned to the club

While the former board of directors of Galatasaray Club, chaired by Mustafa Cengiz, was not released in the context of the administrative and supervisory board at the 2019 ordinary general assembly meeting, the decision regarding the names that were dismissed and sentenced was given in the morning.

The sentences of Fatih Altaylı, Serdar Eder, Barış Cenk Akkaya, Bülent Kankavi, Nurhan Uncle and Serdar Dinçbaylı have been lifted. Journalist Fatih Altaylı, who was the 2nd President of the club, criticized Mustafa Cengiz in the sports program on Bloomberg TV. Although Altaylı’s criticisms were regarded as journalistic comments in court, the controversial disciplinary board of Mustafa Cengiz’s term expelled the famous name from the club. However, Fatih Altaylı’s sentence was lifted in the early morning voting. Again, the sentence of former Registrar Serdar Eder was not upheld. Members harshly criticized the disciplinary committee of the Mustafa Cengiz era.


The ordinary general assembly meeting of 2019, which could not be held at Galatasaray Club due to the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic, lasted close to 18 hours. Chairman of the Council, Metin Sinan Aslan, joked to the members, “We are here until breakfast” at midnight.

The meeting held at the Lütfi Kırdar International Convention and Exhibition Center was held with the participation of only club members as part of the Covid-19 epidemic measures. 870 members entered the hall, where no members of the press or guests were allowed.

Former President Mustafa Cengiz, whose term was discussed in the general assembly in which President Burak Elmas was present, but who was treated in the hospital due to his illness, did not attend.

After the formation of the council committee, the requests regarding the agenda items were evaluated. Then, the annual report of the former board of directors headed by Mustafa Cengiz for 2019 was presented. After the reports were completed, the members took the floor and expressed their views on the activities in 2019. In this section, verbal discussions took place between the members and the former administrators from time to time.

Following the discussion of the financial and administrative issues of the yellow-red club in 2019, the board of directors of the period headed by Mustafa Cengiz was voted on.

In accordance with the decision taken in the morning hours, the acquittal vote, closed procedure was carried out in 4 tables and 8 ballot boxes. Members voted separately in financial and administrative terms.

Out of a total of 636 votes cast, 310 votes were in favor of acquittal and 306 in favor of exoneration. All 20 members abstained. With this result, Mustafa Cengiz administration was acquitted financially for 2019.

Administratively, 384 non-exemption and 247 release decisions were made, 4 abstentions were cast, and 1 vote was annulled. Thus, the Cengiz administration was not released administratively for 2019.


The board of directors headed by Mustafa Cengiz could not be acquitted administratively for the second time.

Mustafa Cengiz’s administration, which was released financially at the 2018 ordinary general assembly, could not get the administrative release. The board of directors was acquitted by a court decision, which took a long time, and was able to continue to work.

Source: Cumhuriyet Gazetesi – Güncel by www.cumhuriyet.com.tr.

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