Former German international Mesut Ozil married Amine Gulse, former Miss Turkey, in Istanbul. As a witness, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Arsenal midfielder, who has Turkish family roots, had aroused controversy last year due to an image that portrayed him alongside Erdogan, raising doubts about the player's loyalty to Germany on the eve of the World Cup which then proved disastrous for the selection of Loew. The Turkish leader arrived in the early evening for the ceremony, held in a luxury hotel on the banks of the Bosphorus. A smiling Erdogan and his wife Emine were immortalized next to the young couple during the ceremony.