Barcelona player Turan sentenced for firing gun in hospital


Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan has received a suspended jail sentence of nearly three years for firing a gun in a hospital after a fight with a singer, report says.

32-year-old Turan – currently on loan to Istanbul Basaksehir – got into a brawl with Berkay Sahin last year, then turned up at the hospital where the pop star was admitted and shot at the floor.

He was sentenced for firing a gun to cause panic, illegal possession of weapons and intentional injury.

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A court gave him a jail sentence of two years and eight months but he will not spend time in prison unless he commits another crime in the next five years.

Istanbul Basaksehir has fined the midfielder 2.5 million Turkish lira (N157,500,000) over the incident.

Reports say Berkay Sahin was with his wife Ozlem Ada Sahin at an upscale Istanbul nightclub last October when the fight broke out.

“I learned lessons from these events,” Turan wrote on social media, apologising to his family and his club.

“My greatest aim is to make my family, my dear wife, my club and friends proud.”

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