Turkish national football team not punished over military salute

The UEFA has decided on Thursday not to punish Turkish national football team for military salutes they gave at an international game, Gazete Duvar reported.

The European football authority launched an investigation against the Turkish national team over a military salute to celebrate a goal in a game against France. The team gave a military salute in support of Turkey's military intervention, which began on Oct. 9, against Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria.

However, the UEFA fined 50,000 euro ($55,600) Turkey Football Federation over the disturbance at the tribune during the game against France, Gazete Duvar said.

Meanwhile, a Turkish football player from Germany's St. Pauli, Cenk Şahin, was released from the football team after he shared a post on Instagram in support of Turkey's military offensive.