The Turkish Super Lig has been suspended for a week following the attack on the Fenerbahce team bus which left the driver wounded.

The team bus was attacked by gunmen as they returned from their 5-1 win over Rizespor on Saturday, with the driver taken to hospital with a head wound following the incident.

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Fenerbahce released a statement calling for the league campaign to be halted while an investigation is carried out into the attack, saying: “It is the end of football when blood is spilled. Fenerbahce’s complete priority is for the culprits to be found and punished immediately.”

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And the Turkish Football Federation have now confirmed the next matchday will be postponed, along with the cup quarter-finals due to take place this week.

FA Chairman Yildirim Demiroren announced on Monday: “The Super Lig clubs asked us to postpone the games for one week and we have taken this decision accordingly.”

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Fenerbahce were due to face Mersin Idmanyurdu on Wednesday in the Turkish Cup, with a Super Lig clash at home to Bursaspor following on April 13.

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