The great earthquake in Turkiye is giving birth to a tragedy. Goalkeeper Ahmet Youf Turkaslan, who played for Yeni Malatyaspor in the Turkish second division, was found dead.
The worst earthquake ever hit Turkiye메이저놀이터. On the 6th (hereinafter referred to as Korean time), a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit southeast Turkey and the vicinity of Syria. It is estimated that a series of earthquakes of unprecedented intensity, such as a 7.5-magnitude aftershock, further increased the damage.
The Turkish football world was also in turmoil. Following the earthquake, the government announced that all sporting events would be postponed and remain suspended until further notice.
There were also miraculous survivals. Christian Arts, who played for Newcastle United and is familiar to domestic soccer fans, went missing. Arts, who had been playing for Turkey’s Hatayspor since September of last year, scored the team’s winning goal in extra time in the second half of the game the day before the earthquake, so many people hoped he would be safe.
Fortunately, he was rescued. Ekrem Konur, a well-known journalist in Turkey, said on the 7th, “After experiencing the earthquake in Turkiye, Ahtz was finally rescued from being buried under the rubble of a building. He was transferred to a local hospital and is recovering.” The Football Association of Ghana, the homeland of Arts, also announced that Arts was back alive, saying, “Arts has been successfully rescued and is receiving treatment. Please continue to pray for Arts.”
But tragic news also came. Turkaslan, a goalkeeper in the Turkish second division, was eventually found dead. Turkaslan, who was only 28 years old, was the team’s goalkeeper in charge of cup competitions.
His team Yeni Malatyaspor said on the official SNS on the 8th, “Our goalkeeper Turkaslan lost his life in the earthquake. Rest in peace. You were a beautiful person and we will not forget you.” He gave his last farewell to a colleague who passed away.
Meanwhile, it is known that the number of deaths confirmed so far from this earthquake is about 9,600 (based on the US ‘Washington Post’). Currently, the rescue operation is progressing slowly due to the earthquake and the cold winter, and relief supplies and personnel are being sent to Turkey from all over the world.