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The Real Football Factories International – Turkey

In the first episode, Dyer goes to Turkey, one of the more notorious countries for football violence, due to the passion of their supporters. The episode is shot mainly in Istanbul, where the countries two biggest clubs and fierce rivals are Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray. Dyer meets two members of Fenerbahçe’s firm, Kill For You (KFY) and learns of one of their supporters, nicknamed Rambo, who once broke into Galatasaray’s Ali Sami Yen Stadium with a Fenerbahçe flag and a kebab knife. He then meets Alpaslan Dikmen, the leader of Galatasarays UltrAslan Ultras group. Dyer speaks with them about their hatred of Fenerbahçe; and also their hatred of English fans, which had been exposed in 2000 when two Leeds United fans were fatally stabbed in Istanbul at a UEFA Cup semi-final match against Galatasaray.

Dyer then meets up with a few more of Fenerbahçe’s KFY, before they take him to the Fenerbahçe vs Galatasaray derby match at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium. Fenerbahçe win the game 2-1 and Galatasaray fans tear apart the away section of the ground. Dyer then goes to experience lower division football in Turkey in İzmir, and meets the firms of the two main teams in the city. First he meets the Göztepe A.Ş. team and travels with their ‚Yali‘ firm to an away game. He then meets their arch-rivals Karşıyaka S.K., whose firm are run by godfather type figures, who bring the players and management over to the fans after the game to celebrate with them.