Arda Turan handed jail sentence for firing gun to cause panic at a hospital after fight with a Turkish singer… but Barcelona loanee will only go to prison if he commits a crime in next five years
- Arda Turan has been sentenced to two years, eight months in jail for firing a gun
- The Barca loanee fired the weapon inside a hospital to cause fear after a fight
- Turan will not g to prison unless he commits another crime within five years
- The midfielder had been involved in a fight with Turkish singer Berkay Sahin
Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan, currently on loan with Turkish club Basaksehir, was sentenced to two years and eight months in jail for firing a gun to cause fear and panic, illegal possession of weapons and intentional injury.
However, the court deferred the implementation of the verdict, which means Turan will not go to prison unless he commits a crime in the next five years.
Turan was involved in a fight with Turkish singer Berkay Sahin in an Istanbul nightclub late last year, leaving the singer with a broken nose.
Barcelona loanee Arda Turan has been sentenced to two years and eight months in jail for firing a gun inside a hospital to cause fear
Turan, on loan at Basaksehir, will not go to prison unless he commits a crime within five years
Turan later arrived at the hospital with a gun which he fired at the ground, causing panic.
Basaksehir said they had fined the 31-year-old 2.5 million Turkish lira (£350,500) over the incident.
He joined Barcelona from Atletico Madrid for £30million (€34m) in 2015, winning four trophies, making 55 appearances and scoring 15 goals for the Catalan club.
Turan has played for Turkey 100 times and scored 17 goals for his country.