Turkey’s ambassador to Portugal has died


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The Minister of Foreign Affairs expressed today his condolences to his Turkish counterpart, Hakan Fidan, on the death of the Turkish Ambassador in Lisbon, Murat Karagöz, who died on Friday in the Turkish province of Mugla, where he was on vacation.

On behalf of the government and personally, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, João Gomes Cravinho, pointed out “the work done by the ambassador, who had presented credentials this year to the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa,” according to a condolence note posted on Portugal’s diplomatic portal.

On Friday evening, the Turkish Embassy in Portugal expressed consternation over the death of Murat Karagöz, at the age of 55.

“We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our esteemed ambassador, Mr. Murat Karagöz,” the Turkish Embassy in Portugal indicated in a post on the social network Facebook, wishing “Allah’s mercy” to the late ambassador and serenity to his bereaved family.

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