Missing Turkish reporter’s body found

The body of Abdulkadir Nişancı, a Turkish reporter missing since he fell off a cliff in Turkey’s Black Sea region on May 10, has been found by search and rescue teams, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Thursday.

Nişancı, a reporter for Anadolu, had been covering excavation work for a road linking the northeast Turkish provinces of Bayburt and Trabzon when a mass of snow collapsed beneath him, causing him to fall down the cliff.

His body was found 1 km away from the spot he fell from after an extensive search involving helicopters and drones, gendarmerie and police officers, as well as mountain rescue teams.

News of the reporter’s death was greeted with sadness by government ministers and spokesmen, including Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan, who published statements expressing their condolences.

Ekrem İmamoğlu, the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) candidate in the rerun of the Istanbul mayoral election, also published a condolence message on his Twitter account.


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