Yilmaz joined Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan on an €8 million move signing a four-year deal reported to be worth in the region of €8 million per-season.
Turan shared a picture of himself posing with Yilmaz on his official Twitter account alongside the caption: “Thank you king, I hope you do well on your next adventure you are capable of playing anywhere.”
Yılmaz was known as the king in Turkey for his goal scoring record. The Turkish international striker scored 81 times in his last 140 games for the Istanbul giants winning two league titles since joining in 2012 and helping his side reach the 2013 Champions League quarter-finals.
Galatasaray are facing financial difficulties and are currently under investigation from Financial Fair Play.
The Lions have saved €14.5 million over the next three seasons in terms of contract fees after parting ways with Yilmaz.