Turkish Soccer Derby Cancelled Due to Potential Security Threat

A day after the deadly attack in Istanbul, the governor's office says it has obtained 'serious intelligence' about a security threat.

Emergency services at the scene of an explosion in Istanbul, Turkey, March 19, 2016.
Emergency services at the scene of an explosion in Istanbul, Turkey, March 19, 2016.Credit: AP

A soccer derby between Turkish sides Fenerbahce and Galatasaray scheduled for Sunday evening was postponed and fans evacuated after the Istanbul Governor's office said "serious intelligence was obtained" about a potential security threat, CNN Turk TV said.

The cancellation of the match, which was scheduled to start at 8 P.M. (1800 GMT), came a day after a suicide bomber killed himself and four other people, and wounded dozens more, in an attack on Istanbul's most popular shopping district.

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