Fenerbahce fan stabbed to death after Istanbul derby

The young supporter was attacked by rival fans after the match between Fener and Galatasaray and died in hospital later on Sunday evening.
Fenerbahce fan has been stabbed to death by Galatasaray supporters in the aftermath of Sunday's Istanbul derby.

Burak Yildirim, 19, was on his way back home after the match - which ended in a 2-1 win for Fenerbahce - when he was attacked by a group of Galatasaray fans at a bus stop.

Yildirim was taken to the Bezmialem Vakif University Hospital immediately after the incident but died despite the best efforts of medical staff.

The assailants fled the scene after the stabbing and are as of yet unidentified. Istanbul police have opened an investigation into the incident.

Fenerbahce has published a statement on its official website to offer its condolences to the victim's family and has condemned the incident.

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