Arda Turan punches pop singer Berkay, makes a pass on wife

Published 10.10.2018 00:00
Updated 10.10.2018 18:36
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Turkish football's No. 1 troublemaker Arda Turan this week attacked a pop singer at an Istanbul nightclub and broke his nose, according to a Habertürk report Wednesday.

According to the report, Turkish pop singer Berkay was with his wife, Özlem Ada Şahin, at an establishment in upscale Emirgan neighborhood when the incident happened.

Şahin told Habertürk reporter Esin Övet that Turan said he would have liked to make a move on her if he were not married to his current wife, Aslıhan Doğan.

Before Berkay had an opportunity to respond, Turan attacked the pop singer, who was then taken directly to the hospital for surgery, Şahin said.

"What if something happened to his voice? Berkay earns a living with his voice," she said.

Turan took to Twitter to explain the situation, stating that it was just a misunderstanding, not a matter of honor, and that both parties sorted it out.

Troublemaker Turan in May was fined $9,200 and banned for a record 16 matches after attacking an assistant referee during a Turkish Super League match.

The Medipol Başakşehir midfielder was referred to the PFDK for charges of actions against sportsmanship, insulting and threatening in the match against Sivasspor on May 8.

In 2017, Turan was forced to take a break from his career after being sacked from the Turkish national football team squad by then-manager Fatih Terim upon verbally and physically assaulting a Turkish sports journalist on a plane that was carrying the national team from Macedonia's Skopje to Italy's Trieste.

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