Barcelona's Arda Turan receives jail sentence of more than two years for firing gun in hospital


Barcelona and Istanbul Basaksehir playmaker, has been handed a suspended jail sentence of two years and eight months, after he was found guilty to having fired a gun in a medical facility after he had an argument with a singer.


The 32-year-old Turkish international, who is currently on loan at Istanbul Basaksehir from the Spanish club, got into a fight in a hospital last year with Berkay Sahin, a Turkish singer, who ended up with a broken nose after the argument.


To make matters worse, Turan later stormed back onto the scene, holding a gun which he shot at the floor with.


His sentence comes due to him breaking charges for causing panic, illegal possession of weapons, as well as causing intentional injury.


Despite all of this, Turan will not spend any time in prison, as long as he does not commit another crime in the next five years.


His current club, Istanbul Basaksehir, have fined him 2.5 million Turkish lira (€400,000) for the incident.


Several reports state that the incident started in a nightclub in Istanbul, when Turan made several advances towards Sahin's wife, and then attacked Sahin and broke his nose. When he was taken to surgery in a nearby hospital, Turan later on showed up reportedly asking to be forgiven, yet he then shot his gun at the floor, causing an astounding amount of panic.


Turan posted an apology on Instagram, saying "I learned lessons from these events. My greatest aim is to make my family, my dear wife, my club and friends proud," also adding that it was just a "momentary mistake".