Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil tied the knot on Friday and among the wedding party was Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. State-run Anadolu Agency said Erdogan and his wife, Emine, were legal witnesses for the 30-year-old footballer who married model, actress and former Miss Turkey, Amine Gulse in Istanbul. Secular Turkish weddings require a witness each for the bride and groom, but in this case, Erdogan cannot be considered 'best man' as it's not accepted in Turkish tradition. Ozil, a German player of Turkish descent, quit Germany's national soccer team last year after being criticized for posing for a photo with Erdogan. In his retirement announcement, Ozil accused the German football federation (DFB), its president, fans and media for what he saw as racism in treating people with Turkish roots.