Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan witnessed the wedding of Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil which took place on Friday.
The 30-year-old Arsenal midfielder, Mesut Ozil married his fiancee, former Miss Turkey Amine Gulse, at a luxury hotel on the banks of the Bosphorus.
The German midfielder, who has Turkish roots, received criticism prior to last year’s World Cup after posing for photos with the nation’s leader.
The couple first started dating in 2017, and announced their engagement in June 2018.
To celebrate their marriage the couple will pay for the surgeries of 1,000 children in need.
They also donated money to feed 16,000 homeless people in Turkey and in refugee camps all over.