Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last month saw his younger daughter Sumeyye marry defence industrialist Selcuk Bayraktar at a large-scale and high-security ceremony in Istanbul.
Erdogan and his wife Emine have four children — eldest son Burak, Bilal and two daughters Esra and Sumeyye, who studied at Indiana University in the U.S. and earned a master’s degree from the London School of Economics. She now works as the deputy head of the non-governmental group Women and Democracy Association (KADEM.
Top officials attended the ceremony, to which some 6,000 guests were reportedly invited. Foreign leaders including Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif were also in attendance.
The groom Bayraktar received masters degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his doctorate from the Georgia Institute of Technology in the US.