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Mehmet Topal signed for Fenerbahce from Valencia in 2012.

ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkish club Fenerbahce have said assailants fired shots at midfielder Mehmet Topal while he was driving, but the player escaped the attack unhurt.

The club said the player was targeted on Tuesday while driving home from training. The shots hit his bullet-proof windscreen.

The assailants escaped and the motive for the attack was not known.

Fenerbahce said in a statement: "This was a terrorist attack. We condemn these armed attacks on our players and club and hope justice will prevail."

The Turkish Football Federation said: "This attack is not only on an eminent player of our club and national team, it is deemed an attack on Turkish football."

In April, shots were fired at Fenerbahce's team bus while traveling to the airport from an away game in the northern city of Trabzon. The driver was hit in the face and hospitalised.

Football authorities suspended league and cup matches for a week following the incident.


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