ISTANBUL

The Turkish Basketball Federation announced Friday that Lokman Hekim Fethiye Belediyespor will compete in the 2020-21 season of the ING Basketball Super Lig.

The federation said that Lokman Hekim Fethiye Belediyespor will replace Bandirma Basketbol Ihtisas in the country’s top-tier league.

In August, Bandirma Basketbol Ihtisas had decided to withdraw from the league due to financial problems.

The first half of the Super League, scheduled to tip off on Sept. 26, will be played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus threat.

Turkey suspended the league games in March in response to the coronavirus pandemic, while the remainder of the season was canceled in May.

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