Turkey seeks 12-year sentence for Barca's Turan for fight

Barcelona's Turkish player Arda Turan, right, leaves a police station in Istanbul, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Turan has given testimony to police following a nightclub brawl during which he reportedly broke the nose of a singer. The DHA news agency said Turan, who is on loan to Istanbul side Basaksehir, was called to a police station where he was questioned for three hours on Thursday. (IHA via AP)

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's state-run media says prosecutors are seeking more than 12 years imprisonment for Barcelona footballer Arda Turan for a nightclub fight in which he reportedly broke the nose of a singer.

The fight last week between Turan and pop singer Berkay Sahin in a nightclub began after the midfielder allegedly made comments to the singer's wife.

Turan, who is on loan to Istanbul Basaksehir, allegedly later entered a hospital where the singer was being treated, brandishing a gun.

Anadolu Agency said on Monday Turan faces a 12 1/2 year sentence. Other media said Turan was being charged with sexual harassment, possession of an unlicensed gun, deliberate injury, and willfully endangering public security.

Sahin faces a two-year term for insulting Turan.

A court needs to accept the charges before trial can begin.

___

More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/tag/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Must Read

Calls for exiled player to go to WCup stirs storm...

Oct 17, 2017

A social media campaign to persuade former star midfielder Mohamed Aboutrika to come out of...

Egyptian daily to World Cup fans: Beware of...

Oct 18, 2017

Cairo daily counsels Egyptian soccer fans traveling to the World Cup to lower their expectations...

Egypt coach facing obstacle of Ramadan ahead of...

Mar 14, 2018

Well-traveled and much experienced as a soccer coach, Hector Cuper is facing a new obstacle when it...

WORLD CUP: Salah can rouse Egypt after 28-year...

Apr 24, 2018

Egypt is in Group A at the World Cup alongside host Russia, Uruguay and Saudi Arabia

Commercial dispute showcases Salah's star power...

Apr 30, 2018

A commercial dispute between Mohammed Salah and football authorities in his native Egypt has been...

About Us

Get all the up-to-date breaking news about politics, business, entertainment, sports, lifestyles, weather, traffic, and local news in a seamless digital environment only in Morning Dispatcher.

Contact us: sales[at]morningdispatcher.com

Subscribe Now!

Quick Links

HomePress