Turkish international Ahmet Calik died at the age of 27 as a result of a car accident.
As reported by Turkish media, the Konyaspor defender went off the road on the highway between Ankara and Nigde province at around 9 a.m. Turkish time. Calik lost control of his vehicle and only came to a stop in a deep ravine.
Eyewitnesses are said to have called the rescue workers immediately, writes “Gazete Futbol”. According to previous reports, Calik died at the scene of the accident. Investigations have been initiated. He didn’t have a passenger.
Calik was most recently under contract with Konyaspor, and was one of the permanent staff here. Between 2017 and 2020 he played for Galatasaray (56 games, three goals). He also played eight times for the Turkish national team.
His ex-club Galatasaray writes on Twitter: “It is with deep sadness that we learned of the death of our former soccer player Ahmet Çalık. May God have mercy on the deceased, we express our condolences to his grieving family, his relatives and the Turkish sports community. “
The Belgian star striker Michy Batshuayi from Besiktas also mourned the 27-year-old, as did other footballers such as Lukas Podolski, who played in Turkey for a long time and is now active in Poland.