Bank Asya returns as League 1 sponsor

April 20, 2012, Friday/ 17:38:00/ TODAY'S ZAMAN

Bank Asya is once again the title sponsor of the Turkish Football Federation’s (TFF) second division, League 1, after the bank withdrew its sponsorship earlier this month, citing violations of its agreement with the league.

On Thursday, the name of the league reappeared as Bank Asya League 1 on the official website of the TFF after a disagreement between Bank Asya and the broadcaster of second division games, the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT), was resolved. Bank Asya did not elaborate on how it felt the broadcasting company had violated the sponsorship agreement, releasing a statement the bank had terminated its sponsorship contract because the broadcasting company had allegedly failed to comply with its obligations as stipulated in the agreement. Bank Asya first became the title sponsor of League 1 in January 2008.

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