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Turkish Goalkeeper Ahmet Eyup Turkaslan Dies In Devastating Earthquake


February 07, (THEWILL) – The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey on Monday, has claimed the life of Turkish goalkeeper, Ahmet Eyup Turkaslan.

Turkaslan, who played for Yeni Malatyaspor in Turkey’s second tier, was among the many casualties as a result of the earthquake.

The club released a statement mourning the loss of their goalkeeper, stating: “Our goalkeeper, Ahmet Eyup Türkaslan, lost his life after being under the collapse of the earthquake. Rest in peace. We will not forget you, beautiful person.”

Ex-Crystal Palace and Everton winger Yannick Bolasie, who currently plays in Turkey with Caykur Rizespor, expressed his condolences for Turkaslan’s death, posting: “RIP brother Eyup Ahmet Turkaslan. One moment you can see someone in the dugout the next moment they’re gone. My condolences to all his family and teammates at Yeni Malatyaspor. Devastating to hear and wish we can all continue to help everyone in need.”

The devastating earthquake has claimed the lives of over 5,000 people and has left many more injured or missing.

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