Erdogan as best man at Istanbul star
Last Sunday, the Turkish football star Arda Turan celebrated his wedding. The professional witness had chosen a very special guest as his best man.
High attendance at the wedding of Turkish football star Arda Turan on Sunday in Istanbul: No less than President Recep Tayyip Erdogan served as best man. This is reported by the Turkish media. Arda has been a loyal follower of the controversial President for years.
The wedding took place on a smaller scale in the Cubuklu district, and Erdogan’s wife Emine was also present. The daily newspaper Hürriyet printed a photo of the guests of honour at the ceremony.
Arda is a strong supporter of Turkish military intervention in Syria against Kurdish militias. His recent successes in scoring goals were symbolically acclaimed with a military greeting. The 31-year-old was only transferred to Basaksehir Istanbul in January, and was rented by FC Barcelona for two and a half years.
Arda had moved from Atletico Madrid to Barcelona in the summer of 2015 for 34 million euros, but was not allowed to play for Barca until January 2016 due to a transfer ban by the FIFA World Cup. With the Catalans, he won a total of 55 compulsory games and six titles.