Tag: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Mesut Ozil’s latest actions hard to defend

Mesut Ozil looks set to be the centre of yet another storm after he had dinner with Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday night.
Mesut Özil, center, and his fiancée Amine Gülşe, left, give a wedding invitation to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, March 15, 2019. (AA Photo)

Factcheck: Mesut Ozil invites Erdogan to his wedding

Recently it was 'announced' that Mesut Ozil, and his fiancee Amine Gulşe, invited Recep Tayyip Erdogan to their upcoming wedding but given the drama over the summer when he met him, would he actually invite him?
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 04: (L-R) Jerome Boateng, Mesut Oezil and Bastian Schweinsteiger of Germany sing the National Anthem prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Turkish president backs Özil over 'racism' from Germany

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish president, has suggested that Mesut Özil and Ilkay Gündoğan were 'excluded' from Germany because of their roots, and called the treatment of the pair 'racism'.
KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 27: Mesut Oezil of Germany looks dejected following his sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan Arena on June 27, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images, )

Turkey hails Mesut Ozil’s statement attacking DFB

Turkish ministers reacted positively to the news that Mesut Ozil would no longer play for Germany as long as he felt subjected to racism. The...
KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 27: Mesut Oezil of Germany looks dejected following his sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan Arena on June 27, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images, )

Liverpool manager defends underfire Arsenal star

Jurgen Klopp has become the latest name to defend Mesut Ozil as the German continues to be made a scapegoat for his countries World Cup failings.
BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 23: Aiman Mazyek, Chairman of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany (Zentralrat der Muslime), speaks to the media after the Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) political party broke off a meeting with the Council on May 23, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. The Central Council of Muslims invited the AfD to a talk as Petry recently announced that the AfD is against the construction of minarets and the wearing of headscarves by women in Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

German officials urged to quit over Mesut Ozil

Germany’s general manager, Oliver Bierhoff and their FA’s president, Reinhard Grindel, have been urged to step down after attacks on Mesut Ozil following their country’s poor World Cup.

Mesut Ozil's father encourages him to quit after latest attack

The President of the German Football Association (DFB) has demanded that Mesut Ozil explain why he met with Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of the World Cup as the Arsenal man continues to be targeted after his country’s failings in Russia and his father says he should quit the national team.
KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 27: Mesut Ozil of Germany during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan Arena on June 27, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Ozil hypocrisy in full swing as football embraces Putin

As Mesut Ozil trudged off the pitch against South Korea, a few fans hurled insults in his direction. He’d just been part of the first ever German team to crash out in the group stages of a World Cup and he knew, if the last few weeks had anything to go by, that his life was about to get worse.
ERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 10: Germanys Federal President Joachim Gauck (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel awards Mesut Oezil of the German national football team with the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt for winning the FIFA World Cup 2014 title during the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt Award Ceremony at Schloss Bellevue Palace on November 10, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Angela Merkel defends 'thoughtless' Arsenal and Manchester City stars

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has called for the press and public to ‘show more understanding’ over Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan’s meeting with Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

German paper asks if Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan should be removed from Germany...

German newspaper, Morgenpost, have a huge, front page story, asking if Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan should be dropped from the German squad ahead of the World Cup after meeting with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

German FA hit out at Mesut Ozil for being used in 'stunt'

The German FA have made it known that they are not pleased with Mesut Ozil for posing with Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.