Turkish president offers condolences over death of Polish president

16:34, April 11, 2010      

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Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Saturday offered condolences over the death of his Polish counterpart in a plane crash in Russia.

Gul sent a condolence message to Acting Polish President and Parliament Speaker Bronislaw Komorowski, expressing his deep sorrow over the death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his delegation in a plane crash in Russia.

He said in his statement that Turkish nation was sharing agonies with friendly ally Poland.

Meanwhile, The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent condolence messages to both Poland and Russia, and expressed his deep sorrow over demise of Lech Kaczynski and an accompanying delegation in a plane crash in Russia.

A total of 97 people died in the crash of the Tu-154 plane carrying the Polish president and his delegation in the Smolensk region in Russia.



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