The Prime Minister of Turkey Benali Yildirim said about the death of Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov and expressed in this context condolences during a meeting with the Cabinet that was broadcast on television, reports Reuters. “I wish him mercy from Allah. The Republic of Turkey shares the sorrow of the Uzbek people”, — he said (quoted by Hurriyet).
The Turkish Anadolu news Agency also reported the death of Karimov. However, the sources of this information are not specified.
Earlier Friday, Reuters, citing three diplomatic source said that the President of Uzbekistan has died. According to one of interlocutors of Agency, on the death of Karimov will be announced on Friday. The day before that on the death of Karimov will be announced on Friday, August 2, and the funeral will be held the following day, August 3, reported the Agency “Fergana”. In addition, “Fergana” and Reuters wrote that in Samarkand, the home of the President, is preparing for the funeral Karimov.
In the Kremlin, commenting on the findings to Reuters, stressed that “until it arrives. “In this case believe that the original may be the only official information that comes from Tashkent,” — said press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov.