Barcelona’s Arda Turan responds to ridiculous nightclub fight story on Instagram

Arda Turan’s off-the-field antics continue

When Barcelona signed Turkish midfielder Arda Turan in the summer of 2015, it seemed like the former Atletico Madrid star would emerge as an elite Champions League footballer.

Instead, Turan’s career has nose dived in a particularly alarming manner.

The latest incident involving Turan may well be the most bizarre yet and it reflects pretty poorly on the professionalism of the Turkish star.

BARCELONA, SPAIN – JANUARY 06: Arda Turan of FC Barcelona looks on during the Copa del Rey Round of 16 first leg match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at Camp Nou on January 6, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Arda Turan last played a professional match in May

Turan played just over 30 La Liga games for Barcelona but never established himself as a key man at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona were trying to offload Turan for some time but he still belongs to the Spanish giants, who loaned him to Istanbul Basaksehir.

Turan last played for Istanbul Basaksehir in May against Sivasspor. Currently Turan is suspended after receiving a 16-match ban for attacking an assistant referee. This was later reduced to 10 matches.

Whilst on the sidelines at Barcelona, Arda Turan also managed to get the sack from the Turkey international side in 2017 after assaulting a journalist on a plane, returning from a national team game.

Which brings us to the most recent Arda Turan story…

Arda Turan in nightclub fight with Turkish pop singer Barkay

Reports in Turkey over the last day have confirmed that Arda Turan was involved in a fight with Turkish pop singer Berkay Sahin in an Istanbul nightclub this week.

Turan told Berkay that he is an admirer of the pop singer’s wife Özlem Ada Şahin.

The Barcelona player reportedly remarked that “he would have liked to make a move on her if he were not married to his current wife, Aslıhan Doğan.”

Turan attacked Berkay before he could respond and the pop singer was taken to hospital, nursing a broken nose.

Further reports, according to The Mirror, suggest Turan then 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'”.

Arda Turan responds on Instagram

As befitting arguably Turkey’s most famous player of all time, Arda Turan has 6.6 million followers on Instagram.

Turan issued a statement on Instagram Stories which rubbished part of these reports:

“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.”

Note how Turan does not dispute that there was a fight, simply what it was about… In addition, there is no confirmation or denial regarding the gun in the hospital part of the story.

Arda Turan on Instagram Stories

Arda Turan on Instagram Stories

What next for Arda Turan?

Turan is on-loan at Istanbul Basaksehir for two more seasons including this one.

Whilst Turan is owned by Barcelona, he will not return to play at Camp Nou, and these on-the-field and off-the-pitch events will surely have confirmed that.

At 31, Turan still has a lot left to give both Turkey and Istanbul Basaksehir.

The emerging force in Turkey, who also boast players such as Emmanuel Adebayor and Gael Clichy, Istanbul Basaksehir are currently second in the Super Lig, three points adrift of Galatasaray.

Arda Turan’s most recent Instagram post


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Çay iyidir…!😉#tbt

A post shared by Arda Turan (@ardaturan) on

Berkay Sahin on Instagram


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Özlem Ada Şahin (wife of Berkay Sahin) on Instagram


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Say #cheese 😜 no make up yes red lipstick 💄

A post shared by Özlem Ada Sahin (@ozlemadasahin) on

Aslihan Dogan Turan – Arda Turan’s wife – on Instagram


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🖤 #8monthspregnant

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