Bayer Leverkusen’s Omer Toprak rejects Turkish national team call up
Omer Toprak has rejected a call up to the Turkish national team for the Euro 2016 qualifier against the Netherlands on March 28.
The Leverkusen defender has vowed to never play for the national team again following an incident with his fellow-German born international teammate Gökhan Töre in 2013, according to German newspaper Kicker.
Çalhanoğlu and Toprak have been called up for the first time since the controversial gun incident with Gökhan Töre.
Toprak, Çalhanoğlu and Töre were involved in an altercation last year which resulted in a gun being pulled on the Bayer duo.
Töre was reported to have had a fight with a friend of Toprak while a friend of the Beşiktaş winger held a gun to both Bayer players.
The incident sparked outrage but Terim has decided to forgive Töre at what seems the expense of Toprak and Çalhanoğlu.
Çalhanoğlu has subsequently accepted a call-up to the national team.