Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, second right, Mehmet Gormez, the head of Turkey's religious affairs, second left, and Berat Albayrak, Turkish energy minister and son-in-law of Erdogan, left, attended a traditional Muslim service for Muhammad Ali in Louisville on June 9. Erdogan cut his visit short after several of his plans to honor Ali were rejected or ignored.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, second right, Mehmet Gormez, the head of Turkey's religious affairs, second left, and Berat Albayrak, Turkish energy minister and son-in-law of Erdogan, left, attended a traditional Muslim service for Muhammad Ali in Louisville on June 9. Erdogan cut his visit short after several of his plans to honor Ali were rejected or ignored. Kayhan Ozer Associated Press
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, second right, Mehmet Gormez, the head of Turkey's religious affairs, second left, and Berat Albayrak, Turkish energy minister and son-in-law of Erdogan, left, attended a traditional Muslim service for Muhammad Ali in Louisville on June 9. Erdogan cut his visit short after several of his plans to honor Ali were rejected or ignored. Kayhan Ozer Associated Press

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