FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTRY: TRANSFER OF BOTH LEBANESE VICTIMS’ BODIES AWAITS POLICE, FORENSIC DOCTOR REPORTS IN TURKEY

In a statement by the Lebanese Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ministry on Saturday, it indicated that it had received information from Lebanon’s General Consul in Istanbul, Mounir Anouti, that “the Turkish police have found the bodies of Lebanese citizen Mohammed Mahmoud Bashir, born 1978 in Sidon, and his wife Nisrine Kreidi, a Syrian born in 1978, who were killed in Arnavutkoy in Istanbul.”

Upon receiving the regretful news, the Lebanese Consulate immediately contacted the brother of the deceased, Bassel Bashir, who identified the two bodies at the police station. The latter disclosed that two Syrian nationals suspected of involvement in the killing were arrested.

The statement denied circulated news of the deceased’s missing ten-year-old son, asserting that “the deceased had only one daughter who was not present at the time of the incident.”

The Foreign Ministry concluded its statement by indicating that “the transfer of the bodies to Beirut is pending the Turkish police and forensic doctor’s reports on the cause of the death.”

Source: National News Agency