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Jansin Turgut completes amazing journey back to rugby league following suicide attempt

Sadly in 2019 Jansin Turgut tried to take his own life with a life threatening fall in Ibiza.

This came after he played for the likes of Hull FC and Salford Red Devils.

In 2020, Turgut revealed that the fall was a suicide attempt.

However, four years after the fall, Turgut played for Bradford Bulls reserves last week.

Though it was a 62-16 defeat against Hull FC side who named some first team players in their side, it was still great to see his journey complete with this.

After this, a lovely tribute was made to him on the Rugby League Club by journalist Phil Caplin:

“It’s astonishing, he’s a Turkish international which people forget and I think he’ll be hoping to progress when they play some men’s senior internationals.

“Considering what he has been through to rebuild his life physically but mentally as well, to be back out there on the field is an astonishing achievement.

“It’s one that we should offer him the most impressive plaudits that we can because clearly he’s gone through a hell of a lot in his life and emerged on the other side and back onto a rugby field. It’s a terrific story.

“I believe he decided to jump off the top of a car park abroad in the hope of ending his life. He managed to survive, I think medical professionals said that every single bone in his face was broken.

“He’s shown great fortitude to recover, I think rugby league helped him and gave him a sense of purpose and to be on the field this weekend is just fantastic.”

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