Sheikh Sabah al-Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah ruled oil-rich Gulf state since 2006
By Anadolu Agency
Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah died on Tuesday at the age of 91, state media announced.
“With great sadness and sorrow we mourn to the Kuwaiti people, the Arab and Islamic nations, […] the death of the late His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait,” a royal court statement carried by the official Kuwait News Agency said.
In a statement, Turkish President Recep Tayyip said he received the news of the emir’s demise with “great sadness.”
“On behalf of the Turkish nation, I convey my sincere condolences to the friendly and brotherly people of Kuwait.”
*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat and Ali Murat Alhas