Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Amedspor said three of its players were attacked by riot police after a Turkish cup match between the Diyarbakır-based team and Fenerbahçe ended in a 1-1 draw.
Amed played against Fenerbahçe but neither of the teams managed to win out.
The Amed’s chairman Nurullah Edemen said on his Twitter account: “Riot police officers attacked and battered our players after Fenerbahçe match. Now we are receiving medical report from the hospital. What is it you could not tolerate?”
The club board also issued a statement to confirm the incident.
“A dirty attack was carried out by law enforcers against our footballers Mehmet Sıddık İstemi, Mansur Çalar and Ercan Çapar at the stadium exit.”
In February, 2016, Turkish anti-terror police raided the club headquarters in Diyarbakir and confiscated several computers over terrorism charges.
Turkey has stepped up its crackdown on Kurdish politicians in recent months. Trustees have been appointed to dozens of municipalities in the country’s predominantly Kurdish Southeast while Turkish courts earlier this month arrested 12 HDP deputies including the party co-chairs Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ.