Professor Ahmet Haluk Dursun, the Turkish deputy minister of culture and tourism, died Monday evening in a car accident in Erciş.
Dursun and his entourage traveling to Van after attending two events in the cities of Muş and Bitlis when their car crashed and overturned on a shoulder. The cause of the accident, which also injured three others not yet known.
Demirören News Agency reported the car hit loose gravel and the driver lost control of the vehicle.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan issued a message of condolence on his Twitter account upon Dursun’s death. “I learned with great sorrow the passing of Mr. Ahmet Haluk Dursun, our deputy culture and tourism minister. May Allah bless Dursun who offered unique services and contributions to our country in many fields,” Erdoğan said.
According to Daily Sabah