Arda Turan: Barcelona loanee gets 16-game ban for pushing assistant referee
Basaksehir's on-loan Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan has been banned for 16 games in his native Turkey for pushing an assistant referee.
Turan, who has 100 caps for Turkey, was sent-off after confronting the official towards the end of his side's Super Lig draw with Sivaspor last week.
Basaksehir were leading 1-0 at the time but conceded a late equaliser after being reduced to nine men.
The 31-year-old was also fined 39,000 Turkish lira (£6,811).
Turan shoved the official with both hands after being unhappy with a decision, and he continued his protest after being shown a straight red card.
He was banned for 10 matches for attacking the assistant referee, three matches for insulting him and another three for threatening him.
Third-place Basaksehir are challenging for their first Super Lig title and are three points behind leaders Galatasaray with two games remaining.