Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Thursday expressed his condolences over the death of Palestinian Poet Mahmoud Darwish.
Presidential Press Center said Gul relayed a message to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to convey his sorrow over the death of Darwish.
Gul in his message described Darwish as one of the most important poets of the Palestinian and Arab world in the 20th century.
Darwish, whose work has been translated into more than 20 languages and who won numerous international awards, died following open heart surgery at a Houston hospital.
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