Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil, on Saturday, made headlines on most dailies as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan best the football star during his wedding to 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 who again, sparked criticism in his home country.
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.