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Turkish goalkeeper dies in earthquake

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Published: 13:31, 8 February 2023  
Turkish goalkeeper dies in earthquake

Turkish goalkeeper Ahmet Eyup Turkaslan has died in the deadly.

Following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck close to the city of Gaziantep and also had an effect on neighbouring Syria, the goalkeeper was reported missing on February 6. Later, his lifeless body was discovered beneath the debris.

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

After joining the club in 2021, Turkaslan, 28, played six times for Turkish second division club Yeni Malatyaspo.

The Ghana international plays for Turkish club Hatayspor. A club spokesman on Monday told Turkish media that Atsu was thought to be in a building that was brought down by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and aftershocks that struck southeastern Turkey and neighbouring Syria. The death toll climbed above 7,700 and was expected to rise further.