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Turkey seeks 12-year sentence for Barcelona's Arda Turan after alleged nightclub brawl

Turkey's state-run media says prosecutors are seeking more than 12 years' imprisonment for Barcelona's Arda Turan for a nightclub fight in which he reportedly broke the nose of a singer.

The fight between Turan and pop singer Berkay Sahin began after the midfielder allegedly made comments to the singer's wife.

Turan, who is on loan to Istanbul Basaksehir, allegedly later entered a hospital where the singer was being treated, brandishing a gun.

Anadolu Agency said on Monday that Turan faces a 12-and-a-half-year...

On-loan Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan questioned after nightclub brawl

Barcelona's Arda Turan has given testimony to police following a nightclub brawl during which he reportedly broke the nose of a singer.

The DHA news agency said Turan, who is on loan to Istanbul side Basaksehir, was called to a police station where he was questioned for three hours on Thursday.

News reports said a fight broke out between the 31-year-old midfielder and pop singer Berkay Sahin on Wednesday after the footballer allegedly made comments to the singer's wife.

Prosecutors were investigating...

Germany beats challenge of Turkey to host 2024 European Championship

Germany will host the 2024 European Championship, UEFA announced in Nyon, Switzerland, on Thursday.

The country was chosen over Turkey, the only other bidder to stage the tournament, in a vote by members of the UEFA executive committee.

Seventeen of the 20 members voted, with German FA (DFB) president Reinhard Grindel and Turkish counterpart Servet Yardimci not allowed to vote and Sweden's Lars-Christer Olsson missing the vote due to health problems.

Speaking from the podium in the aftermath...