Paul Wolfowitz had a "toe"-totally embarrassing moment during his visit to a Mosque.

During an official visit to Turkey, Paul Wolfowitz, who heads the World Bank, revealed two giant holes in his socks on Sunday while on an appearance at an Ottoman-era mosque.

Wolfowitz was obeying local customs when he removed his shoes in the mosque in the city of Edirne in western Turkey.


But he should have known there was trouble afoot when he tried to put them back on after touring the mosque, only to display two unsightly holes - one in each sock.

Wolfowitz, 62, was in Turkey on a two-day visit where he met with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss the country's economy and lobby for its inclusion into the European Union.