Barcelona's Arda Turan given suspended sentence for hospital incident in October

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Barcelona's Arda Turan has been handed a suspended prison sentence totalling 32 months.

According to the BBC, the 32-year-old was sentenced for firing a gun to cause panic, illegal possession of weapons and intentional injury.

The incident occurred after Turan, who is currently on loan at Istanbul Basaksehir - got into a brawl with pop singer Berkay Sahin and left him with a broken nose.

Turan then proceeded to travel to the hospital, although reportedly to ask for forgiveness, where he fired shots at the floor.

The court awarded Turan a sentence of almost three years, but he won't serve time in prison unless he commits another crime within the next half-decade.

Fined by Istanbul Basaksehir

Punishment was also exacted through his club in Turkey's largest city, fining him 2.5 million Turkish lira (£350,000) over the fiasco.

It's reported that Sahin was at the night club with his spouse Ozlem Ada Sahin when the incident occurred in October, with Turan alleged to have made suggestive remarks to the woman. 

However, those particular claims have been dismissed by the Barcelona player as 'a heavy and ugly slander' and the Turkish court found no evidence of sexual harassment.

Turan branded the incident a 'momentary mistake' and apologised to both his family and club through an Instagram post on Wednesday. 

"I learned lessons from these events," the midfielder explained in his statement. "My greatest aim is to make my family, my dear wife, my club and friends proud."

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