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Turkish President Erdogan Offers Condolences to Kurdish Leader Masoud Barzani on Sister's Passing

Gulan Media February 26, 2024 News
Turkish President Erdogan Offers Condolences to Kurdish Leader Masoud Barzani on Sister's Passing

In a gesture of sympathy and solidarity, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has extended heartfelt condolences to Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), following the demise of his sister, Zakia Mustafa Barzani.

President Erdogan conveyed his condolences to Barzani in a written message, expressing deep sorrow upon learning about the passing of Zakia Mustafa Barzani. "It is with great sadness that I have received the news of the passing of your sister, Zakia Mustafa Barzani. I extend my heartfelt condolences to you and your family," wrote President Erdogan.

Furthermore, President Erdogan, on behalf of himself and the Turkish people, wished Barzani strength and good health during this period of grief.

Zakia Mullah Mustafa Barzani, sister to Masoud Barzani, breathed her last on Friday, February 23, following a period of medical treatment in the hospital.

The funeral proceedings for Zakia Mustafa Barzani took place in Pirmam on Saturday, drawing a large gathering of political leaders from across the Kurdistan Region and Iraq, who came together to pay their respects and offer condolences to the grieving family.

The outpouring of condolences from both domestic and international political entities underscores the widespread sympathy and solidarity extended to Barzani and his family during this time of mourning.

Among those offering condolences was Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’ al-Sudani, who on Sunday expressed his sincere condolences to Masoud Barzani, acknowledging the loss and offering comfort during this difficult time.

As the Kurdish leader and his family navigate through this period of bereavement, the messages of support from leaders both within the region and beyond serve as a testament to the respect and esteem held for Masoud Barzani and his family.

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