The bearded winger has however, been able to play for Turkey and played a key role in the Crescent-Stars reaching the European Championships in France set to be played this summer.
In fact Turkey have yet to lose any of the last 10 games in which Turan has featured and he starred in the decisive game against Iceland in Konya that took the country through as the best third-placed team in the tournament.
Turan shared a tweet after being asked by the official twitter account of UEFA what he thought about being drawn against Spain, Czech Republic and Croatia in Group D.
Turkey will play in Paris, Nice and Lens over the course of the group stages in the summer tournament.
Turkey v Croatia (14:00, June 12, Paris)
Spain v Czech Republic(14:00, June 13, Toulouse)
Czech Republicv Croatia (17:00, June 17, St-Etienne)
Spain v Turkey (20:00, June 17, Nice)
Czech Republic v Turkey (20:00, June 21, Lens)
Croatia v Spain (20:00, June 21, Bordeaux)