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Football Fans Mourns as Ahmet Calik Dies in Auto Crash

Former Turkey and Galatasaray defender Ahmet Calik has been reported dead. The information states that the 27-year-old after he was involved in a car crash. Calik, who played for Turkish Super Lig side Konyaspor and spent three years with Galatasaray before the accident, died on Tuesday.

Former Galatasaray Defender Ahmet Calik Dies in Auto Crash

Turkish outfit Konyaspor took to Twitter to cast the news. Their tweet says: “We are in deep sorrow to have lost our player Ahmet Calik who earned our fans’ and city’s love since the first day he arrived at Konyaspor.”

An investigation has been launched to ascertain the cause of the accident. Ahmet Calik, who started his career with local club Genclerbirligi, made more than 50 appearances for Galatasaray during three years before joining Konyaspor in 2020, where he made 51 appearances. After progressing through the youth teams, the centre-back earned eight senior caps for Turkey between 2015 and 2017.

Football Fans Mourns As Ahmet Calik Dies In Auto Crash
Football Fans Mourns As Ahmet Calik Dies In Auto Crash

The Turkish Football Association said in a statement: “It is with deep sadness that we learned that Ahmet Calik, football player of Ittifak Holding Konyaspor, who also played in our national team, passed away as a result of a traffic accident. May Allah have mercy on the deceased. “Our condolences to his family, relatives, Ittifak Holding Konyaspor Club and the Turkish football community.” Galatasaray and the Turkish national team also paid tribute to Calik on social media.

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