Ahmet Eyüp Türkaslan, the goalkeeper for Malatyaspor, was discovered dead under the rubble of Turkey’s earthquake.
Within hours, Turkey was hit by four consecutive earthquakes, the first of which was 7.8 magnitude, killing hundreds of people while they slept and leveling buildings. The tremors were felt as far away as the island of Cyprus, Egypt, and Iraq, as well as in neighboring Syria.
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Who was Ahmet Eyüp Türkaslan?
Ahmet Eyüp Türkaslan, a goalkeeper for Yeni Malatyaspor, was born on September 11, 1994, in Turkey.
In 2013, Türkaslan started his senior career with Bugsasspor, then in 2016–17, he took a brief loan to play for Osmanlspor. On June 3, 2017, he made his Osmanlspor professional debut in a 4-0 loss to Beşiktaş. His official contract was with Osmanlispor, and he played there for the following three seasons before switching to Ümraniyespor in 2020. signed a one-year contract with Yeni Malatyaspor the following year.
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Türkaslan died in the earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria on February 6, 2023.
On January 6, 2023, two catastrophic earthquakes struck Turkey and Syria, killing over 2,500 people. Even though search and rescue operations are being conducted around the area, the death toll is expected to rise because multiple buildings have collapsed and it is suspected that many people are trapped in the rubble.
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One of the largest earthquakes to strike the region in at least a century, the first one struck while people were asleep and had a magnitude of 7.8. It was felt as far away as Cairo and Cyprus. According to preliminary information from the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre, the second large earthquake, which registered 7.7-magnitude and occurred at a depth of 2 km, was centered 67 kilometers (42 miles) northeast of Kahramanmaraş, Turkey (EMSC). There have been more than a hundred smaller aftershocks.