"Farman Ismayilov's body was brought to Gabon" - Cavusoglu

  25 January 2021    Read: 579
  "Farman Ismayilov

"15 sailors were kidnapped from the ship, named M/V Mozart. The ship arrived at the port of Gabon last night and was inspected.There were no security concerns," Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters. 

"We brought the body of our dead Azerbaijani brother to Gabon, and the funeral was held in accordance with Islamic rules thanks to the Gabonese leadership. Tomorrow, Turkish Airlines will bring the body and deliver it to Azerbaijan via Turkey. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is closely following the issue," the Turkish FM added. 

Cavusoglu said: "So far there have been no reports of kidnappers: “Neither their families, nor we, nor the company have had any contact. We continue to follow the process. "

Note, on January 23 Turkish cargo ship was attacked by pirates off the coast Guinea late Saturday during which 15 sailors were kidnapped and one Azerbaijani sailor was killed.

The ship, named M/V Mozart, which was traveling from Lagos to Cape Town, was sailing 100 sea miles northwest of the African island country Sao Tome when the Nigerian pirates boarded the ship. According to first reports, 15 out of 19 sailors were kidnapped. Farman Ismayılov, an Azerbaijani engineer, was killed.

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