Arda Turan has received a 16-match suspension for attacking a linesman during the 1-1 draw between Basaksehir and Sivasspor.
The Professional Football Discipline Committee (PFDK) handed Turan a record ban for the incident.
The PFDK released the following statement regarding the decision: “Medipol Basaksehir football club player Arda Turan has been suspended for 10 matches for attacking the referee and fined a further 13,000 TL.
“He received an additional three match ban for his actions towards the referee after being sent off and fined a further 13,000 TL.
“He was handed a further three-game ban for threatening the referee after being sent off and fined an extra 13,000 TL.
“Combined, he has been suspended for 16 games and fined 39,000 TL.”
The former Turkey international had a complete meltdown in additional time following a late equalizer from Robinho.
The experienced attacking midfielder charged over to the linesman before grabbing him and hurling abuse.
The 30-year-old was shown a direct red card.
Arda Turan has a MELTDOWN ?
Sent off for pushing the linesman in a crucial title race clash ?♂️ pic.twitter.com/RDNCzaEL4J
— Turkish Football (@Turkish_Futbol1) May 4, 2018
The last incident involving a player attacking a referee resulted in an 11 game ban for Engin Baytar.
The former Galatasaray midfielder attacked referee Cuneyt Cakir during an Intercontinental Derby clash against Fenerbahce.
Turan is currently on a two-season loan at Basaksehir from Barcelona.
The experienced midfielder joined the Istanbul based minnows in January, scoring twice and providing a single assist in 11 appearances.
Basaksehir are currently just three points behind league leaders Galatasaray, with two games remaining.