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Couple wed via Twitter in Turkey

Sept. 3, 2012 at 6:39 PM

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- An official in Istanbul, Turkey, Monday officiated an Internet-based wedding believed to be the first ceremony conducted via Twitter.

Mustafa Kara, mayor of Istanbul's Uskudar district, conducted the wedding between Cengizhan Celik, social media editor of news portal ensonhaber.com, and Candan Canik by asking the couple to respond to the ceremony's questions on Twitter, Today's Zaman reported Monday.

Hurriyet Daily News reported the couple's witnesses also conducted their roles via Twitter.

The online ceremony culminated in Kara handing the couple a marriage certificate in person.

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