Arda Turan, the FC Barcelona midfielder who is currently on a loan spree away at Süper Lig side İstanbul Başakşehir F.K. has been give a suspension away from football after being charged with illegal possession of firearms and getting into a fight with Turkish singer Berkay Şahin, and also firing a gun in a hospital!
Back in 2018, the 32 year old got into a tussle with the music artist in a nightclub, and ended with the singer having a broken nose.
Soon after the player arrived at the hospital where Berkay was admitted, and shot a gun in the premise, causing panic among the citizens.
The club has charged the Turkish international with a monetary penalty of 2.5 million Turkish lira, which roughly equates to about 350 thousand pounds.
Turan has publicly apologised for the incident over social media.
“I learned lessons from these events. My greatest aim is to make my family, my dear wife, my club and friends proud.” he wrote on his Instagram today.
Şahin also spoke to journalists: “We have been waiting for an apology since the first day.”
Turan, who has represented the country 100 times at the international level, left Camp Nou in January 2018, following a total of 0 appearances for the Blaugranas in the previous season. he still has a year left on his contract with the Catalans, who still retain the rights to sell him to any club.