Turkey’s Erdogan heads to Louisville for Muhammad Ali memorial service

Turkey’s Erdogan heads to Louisville for Muhammad Ali memorial service
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and some guy

[Ed. – – oh, forget it.  Jordan’s King Abdullah will be there too.]

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will attend the public memorial service for boxing legend Muhammad Ali on Friday in Louisville, a spokesman for Ali’s family said Monday.

Spokesman Bob Gunnell made the announcement as he unveiled details of the ceremonies to take place in Ali’s hometown in the southern US state of Kentucky, where his coffin will be paraded through the streets before the public funeral. …

Erdogan has asked to speak at the ceremony, organizers said.

Former US president Bill Clinton, comedian Billy Crystal and sports journalist Bryant Gumbel are to offer eulogies, along with Ali’s wife Lonnie and daughter Maryum, the family said.

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