Nawaz attends Turkey president’s daughter wedding in Istanbul


Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday attended the wedding ceremony of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul. He also signed the Nikah as a witness from the bride’s side.

President Erdogan saw his younger daughter Sumeyye marry defence industrialist Selcuk Bayraktar at a large-scale and high security ceremony in Istanbul.

Turkish media pictures earlier showed Sumeyye, 30, wearing an Islamic headscarf, sitting in the front seat of the black BMW bridal car.

Erdogan and his wife Emine have four children — eldest son Burak, Bilal and two daughters Esra and Sumeyye.

The wedding started with the reciting of Quran, the private NTV television reported.

Top officials including Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, army chief Hulusi Akar and former president Abdullah Gul attended the ceremony, to which some 6,000 guests were reportedly invited.