Prosecutors want 12.5 year jail term for Arda Turan

Prosecutors in Turkey have requested a 12.5-year jail term for Arda Turan, on loan at İstanbul Başakşehir from Barcelona.

The 31-year-old was recently involved in an altercation which left pop star Berkay Sahin with a broken nose at an Istanbul nightclub, with the player later allegedly brandishing a gun.

“I have full confidence in justice and that Arda Turan will serve his sentence,” Berkay's lawyer said in a statement in Daily Sabah.

Berkay’s wife Ozlem Ada Sahin told media outlet Haberturk that Arda had made suggestive comments to her before later attacking her husband.

Arda, a 31-year-old midfielder who previously played for Atletico Madrid, reportedly then took a gun to hospital and told Berkay he was unaware the woman was his wife and asked the singer to kill him.

Arda was banned for 16 matches back in May after punching a linesman.

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