“Sukur, 46, is one of Turkey’s most famous athletes, its most celebrated soccer player, a World Cup hero and a veteran of several of Europe’s top leagues. He parlayed his fame into a political career and was elected to Turkey’s Parliament. Even with his sideburns tinged gray, his face and name are instantly recognized back home.” But he’s not back home, and probably won’t be anytime soon. The NYT on The Famous Soccer Player Hiding in Plain Sight in a California Bakery.