Turkish FM condoles death of Ayatollah Rafsanjani

Ankara, Jan 9, IRNA – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in a message on Sunday on his Twitter page extended his condolences on the demise of late Chairman of the State Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

'With much sorrow I received the news on the passing away of former Iranian President (Akbar) Hashemi Rafsanjani and I wish him God's blessing and condole with his bereaved family and the Iranian nation on his demise,' Cavusoglu said in his Twitter message.

Former Turkish President Abdullah Gul also extended his condolences on Ayatollah Rafsanjani's death.

Ayatollah Rafsanjani died on Sunday at the age of 82 due to a heart attack in a Tehran hospital.

Rafsanjani, a veteran cleric, a pillar of the Islamic Revolution and a leading politician, served in different positions in the post-1979 Islamic Revolution era.