Body of Azerbaijani sailor arrives in Azerbaijan

Baku, January 27, AZERTAC 

The body of an Azerbaijani crew member killed in a pirate attack on a cargo ship in the Gulf of Guinea was brought back to Azerbaijan on Wednesday.

The body of Farman Ismayilov was first airlifted from Gabon's capital Libreville to Istanbul, and then to the Azerbaijani capital Baku by Turkish Airlines.

Speaking to reporters, Leyla Abdullayeva, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, thanked Turkey for its help in bringing the body to Azerbaijan.

In the pirate attack on Saturday, 15 of the cargo ship’s 19 crew members were abducted, while an Azerbaijani national was killed.

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