World Bulletin / News Desk
The renowned Turkish poet and writer Abdürrahim Karakoç has died at the age of 80.
Karakoç had long been receiving treatment for a lung infection at Ankara’s Gazi University Hospital. He died in the hospital on Thursday afternoon. He will be laid to rest in Ankara after funeral prayers at the Kocatepe Mosque on Friday afternoon.
Sources close to Karakoç’s family said they were planning to hold the funeral prayers at the Hacıbayram Mosque in Ankara, but Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan asked the family to pick the Kocatepe Mosque for the prayers. Karakoç was best known for his poem “Mihriban.” The prime minister issued a message in memory of Karakoç in which he defined the poet as “one of Turkey’s best pens.” Erdoğan said the poet will always be remembered by Turkey’s future generations.
'I suppose our president will have a phone call with Putin today, tomorrow, maybe Wednesday, maybe Thursday,' Turkish PM Yildirim says
Turkish army responds after two shells fell in Hatay province
Diplomatic sources say Mevlut Cavusoglu will attend July meeting of regional Black Sea body in Sochi
'Foreign and US tourists have been explicitly targeted,' State Dept. says
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Monday that Turkey and Israel were to normalize relations
Relations between two countries have been marked by ups and downs since creation of Jewish state in 1948
Parliament agrees Turkish troops will continue serving as UN peacekeepers in Lebanon for another year
'I suppose our president will have a phone call with Putin today, tomorrow, maybe Wednesday, maybe Thursday,' Yildirim says
Local Election Board says no congress can be held until Ankara court has its say
Turkish PM says reconciliation deal with Israel will be signed Tuesday
“We see an acceleration in steps to smooth over relations with Russia,” Deputy PM Kurtulmuş says following a cabinet meeting
Ankara reaches deal with Tel Aviv on improving conditions in Gaza, Turkish president tells Palestinian counterpart
PKK terrorists detonated a bomb in Bitlis, leaving one soldier martyred and two others wounded early Monday
A new deal comes six years after an Israeli raid killed Turkish activists on a flotilla seeking to deliver aid to Gaza
Von der Leyen expresses regret for cancellation of German lawmakers' visit to Turkish base