Former FC Barcelona Star Sentenced To Jail

Ruben Hill
September 11, 2019

On-loan FC Barcelona playmaker Arda Turan has received a prison sentence for firing an unlicensed gun in a hospital.

The Turkish global now plays for Istanbul Basaksehir, and he won't have to enter prison immediately with the sentence suspended for a period of five years as a result of his appeal.

Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan has received a suspended jail sentence of almost three years for firing a gun in a hospital after a fight with a singer.

Basaksehir said they had fined the 31-year-old 2.5 million Turkish lira over the incident.

Ms Sahin told Haberturk newspaper at the time that Turan made suggestive remarks to her, and then attacked her husband, who is well-known in Turkey.

He was taken to hospital for surgery in a nearby hospital where Turan later showed up reportedly asking to be forgiven.

Sahin was left with a broken nose after the altercation and Arda arrived in hospital later that night with a gun, which he fired at the ground to cause a panic.

However, those particular claims have been dismissed by the Barcelona player as "a heavy and ugly slander" and the Turkish court found no evidence of sexual harassment.

Turan apologized for his actions via an Instagram post on Wednesday, saying (via translation): "I learned lessons from these events".

The Turkish midfielder began his career at Galatasaray as a teenager.

Turan has played three games in the Super Lig so far this season and he also has 100 caps under his belt for Turkey, scoring 17 goals in total.

He was given a 16 match ban (later reduced to 10) in May of past year for pushing an assistant referee after disagreeing with a decision.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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