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Barcelona Midfielder, Arda Turan, Sentenced To Prison In Turkey

Jayfred Ugo

Jayfred Ugo

Barcelona midfielder, Arda Turan, was reportedly involved in a scandalous confrontation with one Turkish singer, identified as Berkay Sahin, last year October 10.

During the brawl the Turkish winger, who is currently on loan at the Turkish club, Istanbul Basaksehir, fired gunshots into the air to scare Sahin.

After the confrontation, Sahin was left with a broken nose and had to be taken to a hospital. The former Atletico Madrid midfielder arrived the hospital later that night with a gun. Although he didn't shoot at anyone, he fired at the ground to cause a panic, while making threats to the singer.

The court charged Turan with sexual harassment against Berkay Sahin's wife, carrying unlicensed weapons, intentional wounding, and shooting with a gun. After the hearing and review, the court handed a prison sentence of two years and eight months to Turan for firing a gun to incite fear and panic, illegal possession of weapons and causing intentional injury.

Turan was, however, acquitted of the sexual harassment charges. The suspended two years, eight months and 15 days prison sentence he will face will be in respect of his other charges, which include shooting with guns in a manner that would create fear, anxiety or panic and possession of unlicensed weapons.

The 32-year-old Turan was also fined 2.5 million Turkish lira, which is £350,648 in pounds, by his football club, Istanbul Basaksehir, for the incident.