Ahmet Yılmaz Calik dead at 27: Turkey international and Konyaspor star killed in horror car crash on motorway

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A TURKISH international footballer has died in a horror car crash aged 27.

Ahmet Yilmaz Calik was driving the vehicle on the motorway when he lost control and crashed at around 9am local time on Tuesday morning.

Turkish footballer Ahmet Yilmaz Calik died in a car crash aged 27 on Tuesday

It is understood the car overturned as it came off the carriageway.

Emergency services rushed to the scene but Calik was declared dead at the scene in heartbreaking circumstances.

Calik was the only person in the car at the time of the crash.

The defender earned eight senior caps for Turkey after progressing through the youth teams.

He was playing his club football with Konyaspor, joining the outfit in 2020 from Galatasaray.

Konyaspor tweeted a message of support for their popular centre-back: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our football player Ahmet Calik, who has won the love of our fans and our city since the first day he came to our Konyaspor.

“Condolences to all of us, especially to the family of our football player Ahmet Calik.”

Galatasaray and the Turkish national team as well as Calik’s first club Genclerbirligi also shared posts paying tribute.

Calik joined the academy at Genclerbirligi aged 11 in 2005 and turned professional with his boyhood club in 2011.

He went on to make 109 league appearances for them across six years before his three years at Galatasaray.

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