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Mesut Özil is a German professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Arsenal.

The Arsenal midfielder married long-term girlfriend Amine Gulse, the former Miss Turkey, on Friday with the Turkish President as his best man.

During the ceremony at the Hotel Four Seasons Bosphorus in Istanbul, Ozil revealed that he will be running a foundation that is geared towards paying for 1,000 children to have life-changing surgery.

He has partnered with BigShoe, a charity he has supported for over five years, that helps poor children with medical operations.

The 30-year-old has also asked friends and family attending his wedding to follow his lead and, rather than donate traditional gifts, he’d like them to donate to the charity close to his heart. For more Information