Press Release Regarding The Passing Of H. E. Lee Kuan Yew, Founding Prime Minister Of Singapore

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 24.03.2015

No: 93, 24 March 2015

We have learned with profound sorrow of the passing of H.E. Lee Kuan Yew, Founding Prime Minister of Singapore, one of our Strategic partners.

Prime Minister Lee played a leading and a determining role in founding Singapore and transforming its economy. He was one of the most prominent leaders of our time. Lee pioneered the emergence of Singapore as an exemplary country where people from different nationalities and creeds can live in peace and prosper together, with his vision and statesmanship qualities and stood as a source of inspiration to many countries in Southeast Asia and throughout the World. Founding Prime Minister Lee will always be remembered with great respect and admiration.

On this occasion, we extend our condolences to his bereaved family and the friendly people of Singapore and wish them patience and fortitude.

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