TURKEY > Atletico Madrid's Arda Turan to have no-alcohol wedding for Turkish PM


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Atletico de Madrid's Arda Turan will be tying the knot with Turkish TV star Sinem Kobal in a June 15 ceremony. Hürriyet photo

Atletico de Madrid's Arda Turan will be tying the knot with Turkish TV star Sinem Kobal in a June 15 ceremony. Hürriyet photo

Turkish international and Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan will not serve any alcohol at his upcoming wedding until one of his most famous guests, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, leaves the venue, according to daily Posta.

Arda will be tying the knot with Turkish TV star Sinem Kobal in a June 15 ceremony.

The couple reportedly confirmed the no-alcohol policy, citing “respect for the prime minister” as the motive behind the decision.

Alcohol will be served at the wedding once the socially conservative Erdoğan leaves, the daily reported.


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mara mcglothin

3/7/2013 9:06:06 PM

PRISONER I don't call this action "respect". It is more like patronizing a small child and nothing to do with respect.

The Prisoner

3/4/2013 5:26:22 PM

It says something about Arda that he has 'respect' for the PM in the first place. Wouldn't have Arda or the PM at mine for all the tax breaks going!

Kim Eniste

3/1/2013 6:32:16 PM

When will they serve pork chops? Would there be Ham and Beans? What about menudo made with pigs feet?

Jeff Howison

2/28/2013 11:58:59 AM

A wedding without booze is like a football match without the ball.

Brit in Turkey

2/27/2013 6:29:10 PM

1) I wonder what the other guests will think? There are various appropriate rude words. 2) A while back in the UK a Muslim lady on the check-out of a supermarket stated that she would not serve customers who bought alcohol. Why did she take the job? Who was she to attempt to impose her will when the shop clearly sold drink? I wish I could remember how that case ended, sorry.

Pawel Bury

2/27/2013 6:07:14 PM

What about the orderves?

Rudi Spermon

2/27/2013 5:22:35 PM

If someone doesn't want to drink for whatever reason is his or her problem but please forcing this on another who is in the same venue?! Ridiculous. The PM better not come to my wedding.

mara mcglothin

2/27/2013 5:01:59 PM

And furthermore, I would not be impressed if I were the PM, I would be offended at being treated like a child and not attend after this public announcement. I wonder if a cheer will go up when the PM exits the building.

mara mcglothin

2/27/2013 4:01:11 PM

DAVUT You are wrong. Don't you recall many times when people of the AKP would not even sit at a table when alcohol was served. In America, we call this "sucking up". I, for one, believe that each of us is entitled to our own opinions and the happy couple should be allowed to do as they like. It is a shame that they have to take into account the sensibilities of the PM in their wedding plans. There is enough pressure on a young couple at this time not to have to add this kind of thing.

Davut Mahfuzoglu

2/27/2013 1:39:57 PM

Won't serve alcohol until he departs. Why? What's the point? Drinking alcohol is not mandatory, and last time I checked it was DRINKING alcohol the social conservatives don't do, not being at an event where there is alcohol. Why is this news anyhow?
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