On Tuesday morning, the tragic news was spread by Turkish media. Former representative of Turkey and Konyaspor, Ahmet Yilmaz Calik, died in a car accident on the highway from Ankara to Nigde. According to preliminary reports, the footballer suddenly lost control of the car, hit a concrete stockade, and then fell off the route. Witnesses called for help, but the 27-year-old was killed on the spot.
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The police are currently investigating why the tragedy happened.
Ahmet Çalık’ın kullandığı araç, Ankara-Niğde yolunda kontrolden çıkıp, şarampole devrildi.
Sağlık görevlilerince yapılan kontrolde, araçta yalnız olan Ahmet Çalık’ın yaşamını yitirdiği belirlendi. pic.twitter.com/kANhomC01Z
– Transfer Web (@ TransferWeb1) January 11, 2022
“It is with unimaginable sadness that we have received the information about the death of our former footballer Ahmet Calik. May God have mercy on the deceased. We express our sincere condolences to his despairing family, loved ones and the Turkish sports community,” we read in a statement on the Galatasaray Istanbul website, where Calik started his professional career.
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Calik left Galatasaray for Konyaspor in 2020. In the team of the current vice-leader of the Turkish league, he played his last match on Sunday, 2 days before his death. His team then lost to Sivasspor 0: 1. The team also includes 24-year-old Konrad Michalak, who performed in Poland, among others in Legia Warszawa, Wisła Płock and Lechia Gdańsk.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our footballer, who gained the love of fans from day one. We express our condolences to everyone, especially the family,” Konyaspor wrote on Facebook.
The center-back has also made eight appearances for the Turkish national team during his career. The last time he appeared in it in 2017.
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