There are legal ramifications for the Turkish Basketball Association’s failed protest over a timing error in the European Championship match against Georgia.
Due to FIBA’s decision, TBF announced on Tuesday that it wants to go before the International Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS.
“We do not accept this FIBA decision,” the federation said, “we will defend all our rights.” The Turks had lost the Tbilisi match on Sunday against the hosts (83:88 aet2.a.).
Turkey threatened to withdraw
The Turks had previously threatened to pull out of the tournament after an alleged physical attack on NBA pro Furkan Korkmaz. Korkmaz is said to have been tackled in the corridors of the arena after being ejected in the fourth quarter during the game against Georgia. TBF Vice President Ömer Onan said so.
In addition to the players, security forces are said to have been involved in the attack. The Turkish delegation demanded the release of the camera images. FIBA is still investigating the matter.
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