Former La Liga star Arda Turan is set to be re-tried in a Turkish court on sexual harassment charges having previously been acquitted of the accusations.
El Mundo Deportivo now cite reports from Turkish media outlet NTV that despite being acquitted of a sexual harassment charge in 2019, he is now set to face a re-trial after a Turkish court annulled the decision.
Arda was jailed for two years and eight months in his native Turkey – although he will not be put behind bars unless he commits another crime within the next five years – as reported by Marca, for shooting a weapon for which he had no license in a hospital.
Arda was 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.
He subsequently faced a number of charges including sexual harassment, inflicting intentional injuries and shooting a firearm in a way to cause panic, along with carrying weapons without a license.
The midfielder has a chequered disciplinary record and was banned for 16 matches in May 2018 after punching a linesman.