Following the earthquake that happened in Turkey, Turkish footballer, and goalkeeper Ahmet Eyup Turkaslan has been reported dead. It was gathered that the goalkeeper was in his home country when the ugly incident happened, and the information was made known by his club Yeni Malatyaspor.
Turkish Footballer Ahmet Eyup Turkaslan Dies in Turkey Earthquake
More than 5,000 people have lost their lives as reported late yesternight. The club said: “Our goalkeeper, Ahmet Eyup Turkaslan, lost his life after being under the collapse of the earthquake. Rest in peace.”
It also reads: “We will not forget you, beautiful person.” The Turkish footballer is 28 years old and he has played six times for Turkish second-division club Yeni Malatyaspor after joining in 2021. Reacting to it, former Crystal Palace and Everton winger Yannick Bolasie, who currently plays for Turkish second-tier side Caykur Rizespor, said on Twitter: “RIP brother Eyup Ahmet Turkaslan. One moment you can see someone in the dugout, the next moment they’re gone.”
Bolasie also said: “My condolences to all his family and team-mates at Yeni Malatyaspor. Devastating to hear and wish we can all continue to help everyone in need.”