Police use teargas on rowdy Istanbul Basaksehir fans as they mob Arda Turan at airport ahead of transfer from Barcelona

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TURKISH police used teargas as things got messy with excited Istanbul Basaksehir fans as they waited for new signing Arda Turan to arrive.

The midfielder is set complete his move to the Super Lig side after they agreed a deal with Barcelona.

 Arda Turan is mobbed as he arrives to complete move to Istanbul BasaksehirAFP Arda Turan is mobbed as he arrives to complete move to Istanbul Basaksehir  Police clash with Istanbul Basaksehir at Istanbul's Ataturk airportAFP Police clash with Istanbul Basaksehir at Istanbul's Ataturk airport

And Basaksehir fans gathered in huge numbers as they awaited Turan's arrival at Istanbul's Ataturk airport.

Fans clashed with police and one was even reported to have collapsed as they fought to get a glimpse of their new hero.

Security forces reacted by using teargas to calm but the mele — but one supporter could be heard shouting: "We are not terrorists, just football fans!"

Turkish football has attracted some big-names in recent years, with Robin van Persie, Nani and Mario Gomez moving to Instanbul.

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