Last Updated: Tue Sep 04, 2012 14:40 pm (KSA) 11:40 am (GMT)

Turkey witnesses first ‘Twitter marriage’

A Turkish mayor officiated Cengizhan Çelik, the social media editor of the news portal ensonhaber.com, and his bride Candan Canik, as husband and wife via the secial networking site Twitter. (Photo courtesy World Bulletin website)
A Turkish mayor officiated Cengizhan Çelik, the social media editor of the news portal ensonhaber.com, and his bride Candan Canik, as husband and wife via the secial networking site Twitter. (Photo courtesy World Bulletin website)

The use of social media has reached new heights in Turkey after a local mayor on Monday officiated the marriage of a couple for the first time via social networking site Twitter.

Mustafa Kara, mayor of Üsküdar, a densely populated municipality in Istanbul, officially declared Cengizhan Çelik, the social media editor of the news portal ensonhaber.com, and his bride Candan Canik, newlyweds via Twitter, the World Bulletin website reported.

Çelik and Canik tweeted their “I do” through their iPad after mayor Kara, also aided with an iPad, asked them in a tweet if they take each other to become lawfully wedded husband and wife.

The mayor and the newlywed couple, however, were not physically apart; all were together in an Üsküdar restaurant where hundreds of guests gathered to celebrate the occasion.

After the Twitter session was over, Kara handed the marriage certificate to the bride and wished the couple prosperity and happiness.

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