His club Hatayspor initially reported wrongly that Atsu was rescued “with injuries” but later reports debunked this claim.
The former Newcastle United and Chelsea FC player had not been seen since the quake that caused the collapse of his apartment.
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to announce to all well wishers that sadly Christian Atsu’s body was recovered this morning,” his agent Nana Sechere tweeted on Saturday.
“My deepest condolences go to his family and loved ones. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their prayers and support.”
Christian Atsu won 65 caps for Ghana, scoring nine goals. He was runner-up at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations where he also won the Player of the Tournament and Goal of the Tournament awards.