The Turkish publication report that the team’s manager Paul Le Guen vetoed the club’s attempts to sign the 21 year old as he believed the player was not keen on a move to Turkey.
The transfer window for Turkish clubs closes on Friday, and it seems that the England Under 21 international won’t be making the switch abroad.
Akpom is deemed surplus to requirements by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger with BBC Sport journalist David Ornstein naming the forward as one of the players touted to clubs and agents in the summer as Arsenal tried to raise funds for potential incoming transfers.
The player’s contract does not expire until 2019, but he has very little chance of playing first team football this season. The club have a number of players such as Alexandre Lacazette, Olivier Giroud, Danny Welbeck, Alex Iwobi and Theo Walcott who can play in his position.