Erdogan Condoles Passing of Japan’s Former Premier

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday condoled the death of Japan’s former prime minister.

“I feel great sadness over the death of my valuable friend Shinzo Abe, Japan’s former prime minister, after an armed attack,” Erdogan said on Twitter.

He condemned assailants that carried out this “hideous” attack.

Erdogan also conveyed condolences to Abe’s family, loved ones, the Japanese public, and the government.

Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe succumbed to his injuries on Friday after being shot at an election campaign event.

Authorities at a hospital in Japan’s western Nara city told a news conference “Shinzo Abe, the former prime minister, succumbed to his injuries.”

He died at 5.03 p.m. (0803GMT), the official added at 67 years old.

The former prime minister was treated for over five hours but could not be revived.

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