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President Erdogan Is Best Man At Mesut Ozil's Wedding by seunfly: 4:39am On Jun 08
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was the best man at German footballer Mesut Ozil's wedding on Friday.

Ozil, who has Turkish roots, sparked a furore when he posed in photos with Mr Erdogan before the World Cup last year.

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

The 30-year-old Arsenal midfielder married his fiancee, former Miss Turkey Amine Gulse, at a luxury hotel on the banks of the Bosphorus.

The couple first started dating in 2017, and announced their engagement in June 2018.

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.

Helge Braun, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff, told Bild newspaper at the time that it "makes one sad" that Ozil would make such a choice, given the reaction to his meeting with the Turkish president last year.

Mr Erdogan meanwhile reportedly often attends celebrity marriages in Turkey, especially during election campaigns.

His attendance at Ozil's wedding comes ahead of a re-run of mayoral elections in Istanbul. The previous result - which saw his AKP candidate narrowly defeated - was annulled, prompting international criticism .

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.

But in May last year Ozil sparked a nationwide controversy when he posed alongside the Turkish leader ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, prompting some in Germany to ask questions about where his loyalty lay.

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The criticism worsened after the German team - the defending champions - crashed out in the first round.

After the humiliating defeat, Ozil posted a lengthy statement announcing his resignation from the national team.

He said he had received hate mail and threats and was being blamed for Germany's disappointing World Cup in Russia this summer.

"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".

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-europe-48564192

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Re: President Erdogan Is Best Man At Mesut Ozil's Wedding by ablelin: 5:30am On Jun 08
That is interesting, nice to see a play away president who could be the best man at a wedding od a citizen....

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Re: President Erdogan Is Best Man At Mesut Ozil's Wedding by daddytime(m): 5:45am On Jun 08
Nice one...congrats Ozil..

A real Turkish boy to the letter...

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Re: President Erdogan Is Best Man At Mesut Ozil's Wedding by 2cato: 6:12am On Jun 08
My loyalty lies with whoever will pay me big money

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Re: President Erdogan Is Best Man At Mesut Ozil's Wedding by surveyProf(m): 6:29am On Jun 08
cool

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Re: President Erdogan Is Best Man At Mesut Ozil's Wedding by Mutemenot(m): 8:33am On Jun 08
Buhari will be my best man very soon cheesy

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Re: President Erdogan Is Best Man At Mesut Ozil's Wedding by cardoctor(m): 8:33am On Jun 08
Some will call him a jobless man.

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Re: President Erdogan Is Best Man At Mesut Ozil's Wedding by success1smyn(m): 8:33am On Jun 08
Election is coming, this turkish leader is like a nigerian polithieftian, Who can do anything for votes

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Re: President Erdogan Is Best Man At Mesut Ozil's Wedding by boxypane(m): 8:33am On Jun 08
I wonder what will be going through the minds of the Germans now. wink

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Re: President Erdogan Is Best Man At Mesut Ozil's Wedding by Westsida: 8:33am On Jun 08
cool
Re: President Erdogan Is Best Man At Mesut Ozil's Wedding by eddie7: 8:33am On Jun 08
Simplicity.... Rare simplicity

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Re: President Erdogan Is Best Man At Mesut Ozil's Wedding by martineverest(m): 8:33am On Jun 08
Germans were right afterall..I kinda criticised them during German players of Turkish origin saga

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Re: President Erdogan Is Best Man At Mesut Ozil's Wedding by Westsida: 8:34am On Jun 08
boxypane:
I wonder what will be going through the minds of the Germans now. wink

Abeg wetin sup? Them no wan make Ozil get married?

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Re: President Erdogan Is Best Man At Mesut Ozil's Wedding by Riversides2003(m): 8:34am On Jun 08
Imagine Buhari as bestman for Lalasticlala. Lol

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Re: President Erdogan Is Best Man At Mesut Ozil's Wedding by Megatrix: 8:35am On Jun 08
Levels
Re: President Erdogan Is Best Man At Mesut Ozil's Wedding by Melison(m): 8:35am On Jun 08
Erdo gini?? If them no stone this ozil for Germany him head no go correct oo, imagine
Re: President Erdogan Is Best Man At Mesut Ozil's Wedding by Albert0011(m): 8:35am On Jun 08
He went back to his root.
Never forget ur ancestral home.

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Re: President Erdogan Is Best Man At Mesut Ozil's Wedding by fergie001: 8:35am On Jun 08
Please, I will ask Buhari to be my best man.....

My roots can be traced to Futa Jalon.....

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Re: President Erdogan Is Best Man At Mesut Ozil's Wedding by alizma: 8:35am On Jun 08
If Nigerian president tries this, Nigerians will ask for his head but now that this is happening in another country, they will praising the president in involved

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Re: President Erdogan Is Best Man At Mesut Ozil's Wedding by BlacSmit: 8:35am On Jun 08
Erdogan the lion of Turks
Re: President Erdogan Is Best Man At Mesut Ozil's Wedding by EmekaBlue(m): 8:36am On Jun 08
German peeps will feel somehow
Re: President Erdogan Is Best Man At Mesut Ozil's Wedding by Melison(m): 8:36am On Jun 08
This table ozil is shaking eh,let him be prepared for it oo,

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Re: President Erdogan Is Best Man At Mesut Ozil's Wedding by onecornerboy(m): 8:36am On Jun 08
he should have contacted me

Re: President Erdogan Is Best Man At Mesut Ozil's Wedding by toyinjimoh(m): 8:36am On Jun 08
congratulations Ozil, those German racist should be ashamed of themselves

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Re: President Erdogan Is Best Man At Mesut Ozil's Wedding by Itimkpataka2: 8:36am On Jun 08
Just prayed finish now. Enter Nairaland, scroll down to read news and the sex freak guy just corrupt mind. Damn

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Re: President Erdogan Is Best Man At Mesut Ozil's Wedding by tydi(m): 8:37am On Jun 08
grin

All am interested is for someone to serve that sex position guy hot.. That guy second name should be stubbornness.. With him jagajaga names mods self fit commit suicide for him matter oo

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