In a message sent to the Argentine embassy in Ankara, Turkey expresses its “deepest sadness” over the death of Maradona.
Turkey conveyed its condolences to Argentina on the death of legendary football star Diego Armando Maradona, who died on November 25 at the age of 60 as a result of a heart attack.
In an official message sent to the Argentine embassy in Ankara, Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Önal expressed Turkey’s “deepest sadness” at the death of the legendary player, noting that he “made unique contributions to football in many ways.”
“As an extraordinarily skilled sportsman, he pushed the limits of human achievement to new heights and brought unforgettable moments of joy to millions of football fans around the world,” said Önal, adding that Maradona will always be remembered and will continue to inspire future generations of footballers. “May his soul rest in peace,” concluded the official text.
Considered one of the best players of all time, Maradona – nicknamed “El Pelusa” – died on November 25 at his residence in Dique Luján, Argentina, at the age of 60, victim of a heart attack. Emerging from the Argentinos Juniors quarry, throughout his career he played for Boca Juniors, FC Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell’s, before retiring as a player in 1997.
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