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(Hürriyet Newspaper, 7 July 2011)
Veli Özsorun (29), who serves as the imam in Aydınköy in the Güzelyurt
district of Northern Cyprus, turned the mosque where he works into a
billboard when a Russian girl named Snejana whom he met three years ago
wouldn't reciprocate his love for her. In order to announce his love for
Snejana to the public, Özsorun wrote on the mosque's entrance and walls
asking Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Northern Cyprus's
famous Nakşibendi Sheikh Nazım Kibrisi to be his wedding witnesses.
The young imam stated that he wanted to marry for platonic love, writing
'I want the woman I love. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Sheikh Nazım
will conduct my wedding, God willing. Am I lying? (Turkish President)
Abdullah Gül is invited too. Note: do you know this religion better than
The Office of Religious Affairs has started an investigation about the crazed
lover. Residents of Aydınköy said that Veli Özsorun, who has been the imam
in the village for seven years, began to act strangely after meeting Snejana.