By Selcuk Bugra Gokalp
ANKARA (AA) - Turkish TFF First League club Yeni Malatyaspor's goalkeeper Ahmet Eyup Turkaslan died in the earthquakes that hit Türkiye on Monday, the club announced. He was 28.
"Our goalkeeper lost his life under the rubble," the Malatya team tweeted on Tuesday, adding: "Rest in peace. We will not forget you, beautiful person."
Turkaslan, who also played for Turkish clubs Osmanlispor and Ankaraspor, joined Yeni Malatyaspor from Umraniyespor in 2021. He appeared in six games for the Malatya club.
Over 3,500 people have been killed and over 22,000 others injured in 10 provinces of Türkiye after two strong earthquakes jolted the country's southern belt.