Arda Turan sentenced to two years and eight months in prison for firing a gun in a hospital
Turkish Super Lig Sentence doesn’t imply an immediate entry into custody
Former Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan has been sentenced to two years and eight months in prison for carrying a weapon without a license, which he then fired whilst inside a hospital.
The Turkish international currently plays for Istanbul Basaksehir, and he won’t have to enter prison immediately with the sentence suspended for a period of five years as a result of his appeal.
This story can be traced back to October 2018 when Turan got into an altercation with popular singer, Berkan Sahin, who had accused the player of harassing his wife.
Turan was acquitted of the aforementioned harassment charge, but he was sentence for causing bodily harm, assault, the illegal possession of weapons and firing said weapon in the hospital where Sahin had been sent after the incident.
During the trial, the former Barcelona midfielder claims that the firing of the gun was accidental.
“Thank God, Turkish Justice has considered it a shameful defamation,” Turan declared in a statement to NTV.