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The bullet-shot in the windscreen of the car in which Mehmet Topal and Uygar Mert Zeybek were presentTurkish Football twitter

Fenerbahce midfielder Mehmet Topal escaped unhurt after his car was shot at by unknown gunmen in Turkey, late on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old was returning home after training at the Samandira Can Bartu grounds, when the incident took place. Topal was accompanied by Fenerbahce youth player Uygar Mert Zeybek in the car.

Had the car's windshield not been bullet-proof, it would have turned out to be a major disaster.

The Turkish club condemned the incident, and described it as a "terrorist attack".

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

"Our players Mehmet Topal and Uygar Mert Zeybek were fortunate to be travelling in a vehicle with bulletproof glass which prevented serious injury."

Topal and Zeybek have given their respective statements to the police, who are now on the hunt for the  assailants.

BBC Turkish reporter Emre Bal stated that althought there have been intense rivalry between fans of Fenerbahce and Galatasaray, the attack doesn't seem to be infused by fan rivalry as Topal is a popular player.

The incident has been condemned by Barcelona winger Arda Turan as well.

"I condemn the attack on Mehmet Topal, he is a great guy and has the type of character they will teach to kids as a role model in the future. I wish him all the best," Turan tweeted. 

"I just learned that Uygar Mert Zeybek was also in the car and want to give him my best wishes and hopes he gets over this."

An incident of this sort comes in the sporting world just days after the Hertha Berlin team bus was fired at by an unidentified biker in Germany.

And only earlier this month, former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram was targetted when his car was shot at during a road rage incident.

The team bus of Fenerbahce was also fired at in an armed attack in April this year.

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