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2 July 2016

Defender Tursun joins Reds

Reds have today signed defender Alper Tursun on a one-year contract.

The London-born 23-year-old has spent the last two seasons in the Turkish Premier League with the Alanyaspor club.

He has made a total of 60 league and cup appearances since joining Alanyaspor in 2014, including a loan spell with Ankara Demir. A right-back with good technical ability, he helped Alanyaspor reach the Turkish Premier League.

Head Coach Dermot Drummy said: “Alper is an excellent addition to the squad. Our scouting team have been aware of him for a while. He has picked up good experience in Turkey but he’s a London boy and was keen to come back and really push on in his career in England.

“He’s athletic, has a good touch and won’t be afraid of getting stuck in. We’re looking forward to seeing how he settles down here and I know he’s keen to make a big impression at Crawley.”

Alper has been given squad number 21.

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