Turgut Kural, Turkey’s Ambassador To Benin, Died of A Heart Attack Late Tuesday.
Turkish Ambassador to Benin Republic Turgut Kural died of a heart attack Tuesday night,
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu announced on Wednesday.
Our ambassador in Benin Turgut Kural passed away last night due to a heart attack
We are deep in sorrow. May Allah keep his soul in restful peace.
I express my condolences to his family,
Cavusoglu said on his Twitter account.
Kural had served as the Turkish Ambassador in Cotonou, Benin since 2014.
The son of late Ambassador Şerif Adnan Kural, who also died of a heart attack in 1972
while serving as the ambassador to Moscow, Turgut Kural was born in Rome in 1966.
A husband and father of two children, 51-year-old Kural had served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1991,
after graduating from Ankara University’s Department of International Relations.
He began his international career as third secretary in Turkey’s Baghdad and Amman embassies,
and vice consul at the Consulate General of Hong Kong.
He went on to serve as second and first secretary in the Brussels embassy,
consul general in the Mostar consulate and undersecretary of the embassy in Paris.