Footballer Ahmet Eyup Turkaslan Dies In Turkey Earthquake

Ankara: Famous Turkish football team goalkeeper Ahmet Eyup Turkaslan has died after Monday’s earthquake.

His club Yeni Malatyaspor have confirmed this incident today.

The 28-year-old, who had played six times for the Turkish second-division club since joining in 2021, had been missing since two major seismic events struck southern Turkey and northern Syria.

The club confirmed his passing on social media on Tuesday, describing Turkaslan as a “beautiful person”.

“Our goalkeeper, Ahmet Eyup Turkaslan, lost his life after being under the collapse of the earthquake. Rest in peace,” Yeni Malatyaspor said on Twitter.

“We will not forget you, beautiful person.”

The official death count is now close to 9,000, with rescuers warning that time is running out for survivors to be found.

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