This from my friend Lewis:
The Turkish FA recently voted to maintain their quite strict rules on the number of foreigners allowed in any matchday squad/starting XI (I think it’s six in the former, four in the latter). Fenerbahce have tended to favour these rules which is interesting, but the other big clubs are obviously very anti-quotas as they feel it holds them back in Europe. Galatasaray have millions to spend, but no-one to spend it on.
Anyway, all of this means competition for players who elect to play for Turkey or have Turkish citizenship is very high. It explains why Kazim-Richards played in the quarter-finals of the Champions League once. And also means Frei will be getting some seriously good offers from Turkish clubs to persuade him to move over. Would be surprised if he doesn’t end up at one of the big three before the end of his career.