The club has said UEFA's stance on the issue is unlawful and that it could take legal action against both it and the Turkish federation, saying it was "innocent until proven guilty".
The federation said before the Champions League ruling that it would not take decisions regarding the clubs linked to the trial until the court had accepted the indictment and lifted a secrecy rule
UEFA had written to the federation on Tuesday saying Fenerbahçe must withdraw from the Champions League or the TFF should take the decision to bar them or face a disciplinary investigation, the federation said.Player Emre Belezoglu accused UEFA of unequal treatment. "There is no way UEFA could take such a decision against clubs such as Milan, Chelsea or Real Madrid. UEFA took this decision because we are a Turkish team, the decision is scandalous," he told a news conference on Friday.
TFF Chairman Mehmet Ali Aydınlar said UEFA warned that Turkey generally faced a punishment of up to eight years if the federation did not act.
The TFF, which took the decision to bar Fenerbahçe at an extraordinary board meeting on Wednesday before the Champions League draw, has postponed the start of the season by a month until Sept. 9 so its ethics committee can investigate the match-fixing claims.
Among games reportedly under investigation are Fenerbahçe's 4-3 victory over Sivasspor which clinched the title on the last day of the season and the cup final between Beşiktaş and IBB. Beşiktaş have returned the trophy pending the probe's outcome.
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