Wednesday 21 August 2019 \

 

Erdogan was the best man in Ozil's wedding

German footballer with Turkish origin Mesut Ozil married in Istanbul. President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended in the wedding and presented marriage certificate to couples.

Mesut Ozil married with former Miss Turkey Amine Gulse on the banks of the Bosphorus. Ozil dated with Gulse since 2017 and engaged in 2018.

He then quit international football, citing the "racism and disrespect" he'd experienced over the photos in Germany.

Ozil had announced in March this year that he'd asked Mr Erdogan to be his best man - which, again, sparked criticism in his home country, BBC reports.

The third-generation Turkish-German was born in Gelsenkirchen and was a key member of his country's 2014 World Cup-winning side.

He has 92 caps and fans have voted him the national team's player of the year five times since 2011.

"I am German when we win, but I am an immigrant when we lose," Ozil said, adding that despite his successful history with the team, the way he was treated made him "no longer want to wear the German national team shirt".

 

 

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