Arda Turan

Turkish midfielder Arda Turan has announced his international football retirement after he physically assaulted a senior journalist while travelling to Italy on the Turkish national team’s plane. Arda Turan has always had a bit of an image amongst the Turkish media and this tense relationship had gotten out of hand in this incident.

During the Euro 2016, Bilal Mese, a senior journalist of Turkish daily “Milliyet” published a controversial news regarding Arda Turan, suggesting that the Barcelona player was responsible for the tension fuelled up in the Turkish national team’s dressing room. Mese also published that Arda Turan had caused himself profound dishonour by demanding a significant raise from the Turkish Football Federation.

After boarding the Turkish national team’s plane on Monday, Arda Turan noticed Bilal Mese on the plane and quickly approached the journalist, hurling insults at him.

“Tell me Bilal Mese, were you there? Were you with us when you wrote about the bonuses issue? Who did I ask for money from? Who did ask I for bonuses from? Talk. Come on. Who made you write those reports?” Arda Turan shouted.

“What kind of a country is this? They allow you onto this plane. F*** those who allowed you onto this plane. You thought I was like the others. Who did I beg for money from? You son of a b****. I’d quit football before allowing anyone to say anything against my honour, my family”, Arda Turan shouted in Mese’s face. “Your boss is [TFF President] Demirören. You are from the newspaper of the TFF president! Isn’t your boss the TFF president?”

Arda Turan criticism

Arda Turan had to be restrained by his teammates as he grabbed Mese’s throat attempting to choke him. “At first I thought he was joking … Then, one of his punches swung by,” Mese told CNN Turk after the incident.

On Tuesday afternoon Arda Turan confirmed that he is retiring from international football following the discrepancies that happened the night before.

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