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The former defender of Turkey, loses his life at the age of 27

The former defender of Turkey, loses his life at the age of 27

Former Turkey player Ahmet Calik has died at the age of 27.

The news was confirmed by the former club that he played Konyaspor.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of our footballer Ahmet Çalik, who has won the love of the fans and our city since the first day he came to Konyaspor. "Our condolences to all of us, especially to his family," the club wrote on Twitter.

A statement from the Turkish Football Federation said Calik died in a "traffic accident".

Calik, who mainly played as a center-back, began his career at Gençlerbirligi Ankara, before a three-year stint with Turkish giants Galatasaray, during which the club twice won the Turkish League title and the Turkish Cup.

In 2020, he transferred to Konyaspor where he became a regular starter, appearing over 50 times for the club.

He was part of the Turkish team for Euro 2016, but did not appear in the tournament.

Calik played a full 90 minutes in Konyaspor's last match on Sunday, January 9, as the club lost 1-0 at home to Sivasspor.

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