THE tallest man in the world is a Turkish citizen of Kurdish origin, Sultan Kosen.

He currentlyholds the Guinness World Record for tallest living male at 251cm (2,51m).

His growth resulted from the condition acromegaly, caused by a tumour affecting his pituitary gland.

Due to his condition, he uses crutches to walk.

Guinness World Records only knows of 10 confirmed or reliable cases in history reaching eigh feet (2m) or more.

In 2013, it was reported that Kösen, a Kurd, still lived with his parents, three brothers, and a sister, who were all of normal height.

Kosen, who was unable to complete his education, because of his height, so instead worked part-time as a farmer.

In October 2013, Sultan married Syrian-born Merve Dibo, who’s 10 years younger than him.

After the wedding the happy couple headed back to their specially made home in Dedekoy, a village in the Aydin Province, where they say they hope to soon have two kids.