Barcelona midfielder, Arda Turan joins Istanbul Basaksehir on loan

Brawl breaks out as Arda Turan arrives in Istanbul

BARCELONA have confirmed Arda Turan has joined Istanbul Basaksehir on loan until 2020.

Turan joined Barcelona in 2015 from Atletico Madrid for £24.2m but with the arrival of club-record signing Philippe Coutinho, the 30-year-old has chose to pursue first-team opportunities in Turkey.

"The Turkish International leaves the Club after two and a half seasons in which he has won everything there is to win domestically with the blaugranes".

Turan bid a poignant farewell to Barcelona on Saturday via Facebook.

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Turan returns home to Turkey, where he played for Galatasaray and Manisaspor, after finding game-time limited at Barcelona, having not made an appearance this season.

The Catalan club is to get variables depending on the Turan's performance in the Turkish League, while Istanbul Basaksehir reserves the option of buying the player.

Turan was also part of the team in the six titles the club managed to claim: One League, two Copas del Rey, one Spanish Super Cup, one Club World Cup and one European Super Cup.

He signed in the summer of 2015 but couldn't debut until 2016 because Barcelona was serving a Federation Internationale de Football Association ban for registering new players.

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