Turkey is the captain, Arda Turan, has announced that he will leave the team after a bust-up with a reporter on the flight back from a friendly international in Macedonia.
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The Barcelona midfielder admitted that he had made a mistake and his country, and ended a career with the national team after 94 caps and 17 goals. But he said he did it.not the meet with Milliyet reporter on the flight to Turkey regretted drew 0-0 on Monday, says Bilal Mese him in 2016, the tournament had offended during the euros in France
The broadcaster CNN Turk quoted Mese say Turan attacked him shortly after the boarding of the aircraft, insults and swinging fists at him, in spite of restrained by other journalists, a guard and team personnel. Mese said he would take legal action against Turan.
“At first I thought he was making a joke … Then, one of the swung his fists,” CNN Turk quoted Mese as a matter of course.
Commenting on the events on the flight to Slovenia, where the Turkey train, before a world Cup qualifying match in Kosovo on Sunday, Turan, said to the reporter, rumors, and insulted his family values while covering Euro 2016.
He said: â€œI made a mistake while wearing the national team uniform. It was something that should not happen at the national team level,” he said. â€œDo I regret it? No, I feel like a bird, because I have never forgotten what was said about me.
To put â€œI’m a the end of my national team career. I speak as someone who has served at every level of the national team, loves his country and is in love with this Jersey.”
Turan has been widely criticized, as you a disappointing performance at Euro 2016. The 30-year-old Barcelona and AtlÃ©tico Madrid in July 2015 entered.
Turkey are fourth in the world Cup qualifiers in group I with eight points from five matches, five behind leaders Croatia and two behind second-placed Iceland.