Ex-national player Mesut Özil had already campaigned for support for Recep Tayyip Erdogan before the election in Turkey. After his victory in the runoff election, Özil once again posted a picture with the Turkish President.
Former football world champion Mesut Özil once again showed up with incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan after winning the presidential election. Özil shared a photo on the Instagram platform on Sunday evening, in which he can be seen with Erdogan in front of his plane. President’s wife Emine Erdogan can also be seen in the picture.
Özil wrote “Thank God” and posted a heart and a Turkish flag. Even before the vote, Özil had shared a picture with Erdogan and called for the presidential election. “Always yes to you,” said the video, referring to the Turkish President, which Özil shared on Twitter on Sunday.
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With his noisy resignation from the national team after the preliminary round at the 2018 World Cup, Özil had massively criticized the top of the German Football Association. Before the finals, the Gelsenkirchen native had been criticized for his photos with the Turkish head of state Erdogan. The 92-time German international, who was last active in Turkey with Basaksehir Istanbul, officially ended his career almost two months ago.
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