FC Barcelona: Arda Turan sentenced to 32 months in jail after brawl

Barcelona midfielder sentenced to 32 months in prison

The sentence was also deferred for five years, which means the two-time LaLiga victor won't see the inside of a prison cell unless he offends again during that period. The 32-year-old footballer later returned to the scene with a gun, which he shot at the floor.

The incident occurred after Turan, who is now on loan at Istanbul Basaksehir - got into a brawl with pop singer Berkay Sahin and left him with a broken nose.

The Barcelona midfielder was charged with multiple crimes, including firing a gun to cause fear and panic, illegal possession of weapons and intentional injury.

The player has been fined 2.5 million Turkish lira ($430,000) by Istanbul Basaksehir as a result of the incident.

It's reported that Sahin was at the night club with his spouse Ozlem Ada Sahin when the incident occurred in October, with Turan alleged to have made suggestive remarks to the woman.

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

However, he said the allegation he verbally harassed Ms Sahin was "a heavy and ugly slander".

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

He moved to Spanish club Atlético Madrid in 2011, and then to Barcelona in 2015. However, he failed to make a major impact at the Camp Nou and was shipped out on loan to Istanbul Basaksehir in 2018.

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.

But he announced his global retirement in 2017 after he allegedly abused a journalist on the national team's plane.



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