New Heights and Old Grudges as Turkey Crowns Its Champion

Trabzonspor claimed the title almost two weeks ago. Its team, and its fans, aren’t done celebrating.

Asked why her team’s next home game on Sunday is being played in Istanbul instead of in its usual setting, the official from the Turkish club Trabzonspor said the turf at the team’s Senol Günes Stadium had been damaged after — in her words — “some people got on the field in our last match.”

Her description was entirely accurate, and yet her words did not quite do justice to the significance and scale of what took place on the field, and beyond, on April 30 in Trabzon. The wait for a Turkish championship, nearly

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