Friday 27 April 2018

Irishman (64) found dead after being stabbed at holiday apartment in Turkey

Bodrum Turkey
Bodrum Turkey

Cathal McMahon & Louise Kelly

An Irishman has reportedly been stabbed to death in Turkey.

Local media said the man (64) was knifed once at a holiday apartment in the resort of Bodrum on the south-west coast. is reporting that the man travelled to the region 20 days ago and was staying on Tevfik Street.

His body was discovered at 2pm on Friday after neighbours raised the alarm.

A bloodied knife was reportedly found in the hallway outside of the apartment where the man had been staying.

Police in the country have launched an investigation into the suspicious death.

A spokesperson for the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed that they were offering consular assistance to the man's family.

One source told that the man is believed to be retired and originally from Dublin.

Bodrum is a popular holiday resort with Irish tourists and attracts thousands of travellers each year.

A total of 31 Irish people lost their lives in Turkey in the seven years from 2009 to 2015.

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