Barcelona confirm Arda Turan exit to Istanbul Basaksehir

Barca midfielder Arda joins Basaksehir on loan until 2020

Barcelona announced the signing of Turan from Atletico Madrid for an initial fee of £24m in July 2015 but, due to their 14-month ban on registering new players, he could not make his debut until the start of 2016.

Barcelona and the Istanbul club agreed on a one-and-a-half year loan with an optional extra year, state broadcaster TRT Spor and Hurriyet daily reported.

Large sections of Barca's fans pleaded with the club to move Turan on over the summer transfer window, but both the board and player repeatedly insisted that a departure was never on the cards.

The club's president Goksel Gumusdag took charge of the negotiations, finally striking a deal with Barca's CEO Oscar Grau late in the week ahead of Saturday's announcement.

Turan departs the Catalans giants in the same week that they signed Philippe Coutinho for a club-record fee from Liverpool.

Angelique Kerber continues her hot streak, wins title in Sydney
Barty's big first serve helped her but Kerber was the more composed and was not put under pressure when the Australian had the chance.

"I'm here not just for short-term goals, but for long-term success", he was quoted as saying.

Basaksehir have risen rapidly over the last two seasons to rival the established Istanbul triumvirate of Besiktas, Fenerbahce and Galatasaray.

BC-SOC-Istanbul Basaksehir-Turan, 89Barcelona midfielder Turan to play for Istanbul BasaksehirAP Photo AMB117Eds: APNewsNow.

Mina joined from Palmeiras on Thursday on a five-and-a-half year deal for £10.5 million.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Get your flu shot, Newfoundland and Labrador health minister says
Jan 14, 2018 - 10:15
Three people have died from flu-related deaths this season, according to the Lake County General Health District. DPH is reporting "widespread" flu activity for the fourth consecutive week this flu season.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tiger Zinda Hai BEATS Bajrangi Bhaijaan to become Salman Khan's highest grosser
Jan 14, 2018 - 09:59
Featuring Paresh Rawal, Angad Bedi and Sujeeth in supporting roles, the latest Bollywood film released on 39 screens in Australia. The movie, released on Dec 22, 2017, five years after its prequel Ek Tha Tiger , is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar .

Kelowna woman caught up in Hawaii false missile alarm
Jan 14, 2018 - 09:42
He said the agency is looking to speed that process up in case it happened again, though they promised it wouldn't. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said it would be investigating what happened.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump lawyer sues research firm and Buzzfeed over Russian Federation dossier
Jan 13, 2018 - 15:22
Trump's private lawyer, Michael Cohen , is suing BuzzFeed for publishing the Russian dossier which defamed him. BuzzFeed posted the dossier with a note that its "allegations are unverified, and the report contains errors".

Entercom Communications (ETM) Receives Daily News Impact Rating of 0.10
Jan 13, 2018 - 15:20
Cypress Lc (Wy) holds 0.12% or 704 shares in its portfolio. 22,246 were reported by Reilly Financial Advisors Ltd Company. The company's stock had a trading volume of 2,664,123 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,521,840. (NYSE: ETM ).

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Spurs chairman makes bold claim over futures of Kane and Alli
Jan 13, 2018 - 15:19
Given just how much he's improved in recent years, it's tough to argue against the 24-year-old earning that type of money. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has told Sky Sports he is "100 percent confident" of keeping the club's biggest names.

Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE): Institutional Investor Sentiment Down to 0.8
Jan 13, 2018 - 15:09
Sands Capital Management Llc sold 354,875 shares as the company's stock declined 8.78% while stock markets rallied. Asset Planning Services Ltd. lifted its position in shares of Nike by 0.3% during the second quarter. (NYSE:NKE).

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lawsuit Claims Ford Cheated Diesel Emissions Testing
Jan 13, 2018 - 14:57
The complaint states Ford violated 58 state consumer, advertising, trade and federal collusion laws and "concealed and suppressed material facts".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google won the voice assistant popularity contest at CES
Jan 13, 2018 - 14:55
There, they're split into activities, such as Arts & Lifestyle, Travel & Transportation, Productivity, and Games & Fun. A smart display has a tablet-sized screen that lets you see lists, pictures, and even video solutions to your queries.

Just the Facts on United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)
Jan 13, 2018 - 14:48
The institutional investor purchased 12,975 shares of the transportation company's stock, valued at approximately $1,558,000. Equities research analysts expect that United Parcel Service will post $5.98 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Liverpool could sign Naby Keita in January by paying £13m
Jan 13, 2018 - 14:32
Keita will join Liverpool next summer after the Reds paid an £8m premium on top of his £47m release clause. Two people are listed as officers - Naby Deco Keita and Bjorn Alexander Bezemer.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top UNIFIED KOREA? North and South Korea May UNITE for Upcoming 2018 OLYMPICS
Jan 13, 2018 - 14:22
South Korea pocketed three golds, three silvers and two bronze and Japan finished with one gold, four silvers and three bronze. Since switching from a career in athletics in 2010, Tasker has competed at six World Championships and a Winter Olympics.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top United States oil hits highest since 2014, worries grow of overheated market
Jan 13, 2018 - 14:18
These levels of US crude oil output are expected to continue increasing in 2019 to an average of 10.8 million b/d. WTI the day before rose to its strongest since late 2014 at $64.77.

Worth Watching Stock: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (VRX)
Jan 13, 2018 - 14:12
Integral Derivatives Limited Liability Company has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc . Approximately 1,648,424 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 11% from the average daily volume of 1,842,347 shares.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fired-up Brady on mission as Patriots prepare to take on Titans
Jan 13, 2018 - 14:04
This contest screams of a game dominated by Rob Gronkowski , who eats up the middle of the field against mediocre linebackers. In those games against Kansas City, Carolina and Miami, the Patriots allowed 11 trips to the red zone - and eight touchdowns.