Erdoğan acts as witness at Özil's wedding

Erdoğan acts as witness at Özil's wedding

ANKARA- Anadolu Agency
Erdoğan acts as witness at Özils wedding

Turkish-–German striker Mesut Özil tied the knot with Amine Gülşe on June 7 in Istanbul.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and First Lady Emine Erdoğan served as marriage witnesses at the football star's wedding.

Many statesmen and prominent figures attended the wedding in Istanbul.

Erdoğans wished the couple a long and happy marriage.

Özil and his model wife Gülşe, who was crowned Miss Turkey in 2014, also made a hefty donation to the Turkish Red Crescent (Kızılay) to be spent on war victims and refugees.

The aid organization used the donation to provide dinner to some 15,000 Syrian refugees and Bayirbucak Turkmen from northern Syria.

Turkish Red Crescent's Syria field manager Fatih Kökcan thanked the newly weds for their generosity and mercy.

Özil who plays for Arsenal quit the German national team in July 2018, citing racial discrimination.

He said the German Football Association head Reinhard Grindel failed to support him when he received hate mails, threatening phone calls, and racist comments on social media.

Grindel later admitted that he had not been supportive enough.