Barcelona star Arda Turan wanted in Turkey for allegedly assaulting pop star

Barcelona star Arda Turan wanted in Turkey for allegedly assaulting pop star

- Arda Turan has been accused of injuring a pop star in Turkey

- The attacking midfielder is currently on loan at Turkish topflight side İstanbul Başakşehir

- He has, however, denied the reports

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Barcelona attacker Arda Turan is reportedly wanted in Turkey after being accused of breaking the nose of a popstar.

The 31-year-old is currently on a loan spell at Turkish topflight side İstanbul Başakşehir where he has scored twice in eleven appearances for his new side.

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However, according to the Mirror, authorities in the European country have issued a warrant of arrest for the midfielder over the allegedly inflicting the singer with pain.

The former Atletico Madrid player was also said to have threatened the celebrity with a gun he brought into hospital.

He has in-turn issued a statement on his Instagram saying: "set the record straight."

He was said to have got into a scrap with Berkay in a nightclub in Istanbul's upmarket Emirgan neighbourhood.

Turan allegedly followed Berkay to the hospital, presenting a gun and telling him: "I didn't know she is your wife. I'm sorry, just kill me".

But the attacking midfielder, who has been told he can leave Barcelona permanently, has rubbished the report, insisting Berkay's wife was not involved.

On his Instagram story , he said: "I would like to make a statement about the news in the papers.

"There was an argument on my day off at the place that I went with my friends, but the reason is not about honour and purity as reported. It is not possible to be that way."

Turan, who joined Istanbul Basaksehir on loan in January, is no stranger to controversy.

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In May, he was fined £7,000 and banned for a record 16 matches for attacking an assistant referee during a Turkish Super League match.

The previous year, he was sacked from the Turkish national football team squad by then-manager Fatih Terim after verbally and physically assaulting a Turkish sports journalist on a flight to a match.

NAIJ.com previously reported that Barcelona have announced the departure of midfielder Arda Turan to Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir FK for the remainder of his contract.

Turan has two-and-a-half years left on his Barca deal, but will see it out in Istanbul.

However the terms of his sale makes it possible for Barcelona to sell Turan during that period if anybody makes an offer for him.

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