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Turkish actor Murat Yildirim criticized for his Moroccan wedding

Yildrim married Iman al-Bani, a former Moroccan beauty queen, in a ceremony that saw the couple wear traditional Moroccan wedding outfits

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Turkish actor Murat Yildirim’s wedding caused controversy this week after some Turks attacked him for hosting a ceremony that was “too Moroccan.”

Yildrim married Iman al-Bani, a former Moroccan beauty queen, in a ceremony that saw the couple wear traditional Moroccan wedding outfits, including the caftan and the ‘Jabador.’

The video shows guests dancing to Moroccan folk music.

In a talk show program this week, a Turkish host criticized Yildirim for “forgetting Turkish customs.”

Last month, Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, went on Facetime to request permission from al-Bani’s father for her hand in marriage on Murat’s behalf, in a move that made headlines around the world.