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Erdogan Cuts Short US Trip Before Muhammad Ali Burial Amid Reports He Was Snubbed At Funeral

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has promptly finished his visit to the US and will skip the final farewell to legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, amid reports that he had been refused permission to deliver a speech at the funeral and had been prevented from undertaking some religious rituals.

Erdogan attended a Muslim funeral for the boxer on Thursday and was expected to attend the final ceremony on Friday in Louisville, Kentucky, alongside other world leaders. But his office said that he left the US late on Thursday without giving any explanation, according to Reuters.

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