Turkish goalkeeper Ahmet Eyup Turkaslan has died following Monday’s earthquake in his country, his club Yeni Malatyaspor has confirmed.
“Our goalkeeper Ahmet Eyup Turkaslan lost his life after being collapsed by the earthquake. Rest in peace,” the club said on Twitter.
“We won’t forget you beautiful person,” he added.
Turkaslan, 28, played six times for Turkish second division club Yeni Malatyaspor after joining in 2021.
Former Crystal Palace and Everton winger Yannick Bolasie, who currently plays for Turkish Second Division side Caykur Rizespor, said on Twitter: “RIP’s brother Eyup Ahmet Turkaslan. One moment you can see someone one in the canoe, the next moment he left.”
Bolasie added: “My condolences to all his family and his Yeni Malatyaspor teammates. Devastating to hear and wishing we could all continue to help anyone in need.”