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Turkey President, Erdogan praises Ozil’s decision to quit German team



President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said he had spoken to Turkish -origin football star Mesut Ozil after his decision to quit the German team on the grounds of racism , offering his praise for the Arsenal player ’ s move.

“ Last night I spoke to Mesut . His attitude in the statement is completely patriotic, ” Erdogan said , quoted by state TRT Haber broadcaster . “ It is not possible to accept this kind of racist attitude towards a young man who poured so much sweat for the German national team ’ s success . ”

( AFP )