Olympics-Turkey protests do not affect Games bid – Istanbul 2020 (Reuters)

* Turkey 2020 officials say bid unaffected by violent protests * FIFA says Under-20 World Cup in Turkey to go ahead as planned (Adds FIFA comments on Under-20 World Cup) By Karolos Grohmann June 12 (Reuters) – Violent protests that have hit Turkey over recent days need to end swiftly but will have no bearing on Istanbul’s candidacy to host the 2020 Olympics, bid leaders said on Wednesday. Turkey is also scheduled to host the Under-20 soccer World Cup, starting on June 21, and the sport’s world governing body FIFA said the tournament would go ahead as planned. …

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