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Turkey PM expresses condolences over death of Uzbek President, despite no official confirmation

Turkey’s prime minister offered condolences on Friday over the death of Uzbek President Islam Karimov, Reuters reports.

“Uzbek President Islam Karimov has passed away. May God’s mercy be upon him, as the Turkish Republic we are sharing the pain and sorrow of Uzbek people,” Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, speaking in a televised meeting with his cabinet.

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