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Besiktas have been ordered to play their next three home matches behind closed doors after a fan was stabbed to death during a match at their Inonu Stadium on Sunday.

Turkey’s Football Federation imposed the punishment part of a crackdown on hooliganism at matches.

“We will support and implement the decisions taken at the (federation) meeting to prevent stadium terror,” said Besiktas chairman Yildirim Demiroren.

“We want football fans to be able to watch matches in peace with their families.”

Cihat Aktas, a 16-year-old visiting the city on holiday, was stabbed by another Besiktas fan in a match against Rizespor.

The Football Federation issued a statement ordering tighter security as well as recommending clubs no longer organise travel for supporters travelling to away matches.

“We will take a stand against all acts which spoil football’s image and destroy its values. No victory, no championship is worth a human life. This grave incident … had a profound impact on our board,” the federation said.

“The board stressed that anarchy in the stands, the biggest problem in Turkish football, both threatened lives and the future of football.”

The next Champions League final is scheduled to be held at Istanbul’s Olympic Stadium in May.

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