FILE - The March 1, 2013 file photo shows soccer player Denis Naki during a German second league match in Paderborn, western Germany. (Oliver Krato/dpa via AP)
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A German-Kurdish player previously convicted of support for Kurdish separatists in Turkey has been banned for life, the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) said Tuesday.Deniz Naki, 28, was banned from all competitive games for three years and six months and charged 273,000 liras ($72,000) for "separatist and ideological propaganda", the TFF said.Naki, who was given an 18-month suspended sentence in April for "terrorist propaganda" in support of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), said this month that he feared he had been attacked for his views after shots were fired at his car in Germany.
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