Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who arrived in the U.S. at the funeral of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, did not wait for the end of mourning and left the country. According to some, between Erdogan and the organizers of the funeral have been a number of incidents, after which the Turkish leader did not consider it necessary to continue to be at the ceremony.
Turkish President Erdogan Reggie arrived in the US on 9 June. He took part in the funeral prayer, which gave the Muslim community in memory of deceased legendary boxer Muhammad Ali. Erdogan also attended a meeting with representatives of local communities of Meskhetian Turks. But then his presence at the funeral of boxer in Louisville, Kentucky, came to an abrupt end, according to the newspaper Hurriet.
Accurate data about what happened at the ceremony not. The newspaper reported on multiple incidents. Probably had the place all at once, which enraged the Turkish leader. According to journalists, the first conflict occurred at the guards Erdogan and members of the Secret service. American security intended to stand exactly in the same place as the Turkish bodyguards during the release of Erdogan out of the car. Neither wanted to give in.
Don’t let Erdogan and the head of the Department of religious Affairs of Turkey Mehmet gormez to read at the funeral Sura of the Koran.
Finally, Erdogan is not allowed to lay on the coffin of Mohammed Ali a piece of sacred cloth that covers the main musulmans Shrine in Medina the Kaaba.
According to the newspaper currently Erdogan is flying to Turkey. But the official explanation of his aborted visit, yet.