Borussia Dortmund midfielder, Nuri Sahin has announced his retirement from the Turkey national team, as he wants the young players to have a chance with the squad.

The 29-year-old midfielder made his first appearance for Turkey in 2005 at 17, scoring in the match.

Sahin went on to make 51 appearances for Turkey and has now retired from international football.

“I believe with conviction and enthusiasm in the new generation of young Turkish players and I am convinced that if we support them with a good plan in the next 10 to 15 years they will be able to achieve great success,” Sahin wrote in a statement posted on Twitter.

“I am ending my career in the national team because I want to let the youth take precedence.

“During my career, I have had many opportunities and valuable experiences. I will always be in close contact with Turkish football and ready to help as much as I can.”


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