Turkish goalkeeper Ahmet Eyup Turkaslan passed away after Monday’s earthquake in his home country, his club Yeni Malatyaspor stated. “Our goalkeeper, Ahmet Eyup Turkaslan, lost his life after being under the collapse of the earthquake. Rest in peace,” the club said on Twitter. “We will not forget you, beautiful person,” it added. Turkaslan played six times for Turkish second-division club Yeni Malatyaspor after joining in 2021.
Former Crystal Palace and Everton winger Yannick Bolasie, who currently represents Turkish second-tier side Caykur Rizespor, wrote on Twitter: “RIP brother Eyup Ahmet Turkaslan. One moment you can see someone in the dugout, the next moment they’re gone.” Bolasie added: “My condolences to all his family and team-mates at Yeni Malatyaspor. Devastating to hear and wish we can all continue to help everyone in need.”
Earlier, a devastating earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck Turkey on Monday, February 6, 2023, at around 4:15 am TRT (Turkey Time). The earthquake hit south-central Turkey near the Turkey/Syria border, and just 11 minutes later, was followed by an aftershock of magnitude 6.7. More than 300 aftershocks shook Turkey, the largest of which was a magnitude 7.5 aftershock.
The catastrophic earthquake which struck Turkey is unique not only because of its huge magnitude, but also because the events leading up to it occurred within the East Anatolian fault system, where major earthquakes have not occurred in the past. according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
In order to help Turkey, India has dispatched an Indian Army field hospital to Turkey to establish a 30-bed medical facility. Its first component has left on an IAF C17 aircraft with a 45-member team. The medical team includes critical care specialists and surgeons.
Among the equipment sent are an X-ray machine, ventilators, and OT, said a Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson.Earlier, most of the major earthquakes in Turkey occurred along the North Anatolian fault system. The surface where two blocks of Earth suddenly collide with each other in the case of an earthquake is called the fault or fault plane.