Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil wed actress Amine Gulse on Friday at the Four Seasons Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey.
Ozil revealed that he would fund surgery for 1000 children and asked friends, family and fans to support the project he will undertake with the charity BigShoe.
The Germany-based charity was founded in 2006, when Germany hosted the World Cup, and the Arsenal star of Turkish origin has been partnered with them for five years now.
The charity work alongside German and Swiss doctors to help children around the world with life-changing surgeries.
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) June 6, 2019
Additionally, the 30-year-old’s donations to Turkish Red Crescent helped feed 16,000 homeless people including Syrian refugees.
Ozil and Amine were praised by the head of Red Crescent, Kerem Kinik on his official Instagram account.
Dear @MesutOzil1088 I wish you and Amine happiness in 2worlds.Thanks 4 your donation to @Kizilay, we delivered your Wedding Dinner to 16.000 people from our soup kitchens. They thanked you and wished you a lifelong happiness❤️I wish these beauties to be an example for everyone😊 pic.twitter.com/MFbeGSChBB
— Kerem Kınık (@drkerem) June 7, 2019
Ozil and Gulse are expected to spend their honeymoon in Alacati, Cesme on the Aegean coast of Turkey.
The former Germany international was born in Gelsenkirchen but his family are from Zonguldak in northwestern Turkey.