Irish man killed in Turkish holiday resort of Bodrum

Department of Foreign Affairs confirms it is providing assistance to man’s family

 

An Irish man in his sixties has been killed in the Turkish holiday resort of Bodrum.

Local media are reporting that the man was stabbed in his rented apartment on Friday afternoon.

English-language newspaper Voices say police have launched an investigation into the death.

He arrived in the area on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast almost three weeks ago.

Local reports say residents in neighbouring apartments contacted the police after seeing a bloodied knife outside the man’s apartment.

The building is located on Neyzen Tevfik street, a seaside avenue that runs the length of the water-front in the centre of the town.

The man’s body was taken to a forensic medical facility in Mugla, a town 110 kms north of Bodrum and a police investigation is underway.

Bodrum in southwest Turkey is a popular resort town among Irish and European sunseekers.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed that it is providing consular assistance to the family of an Irish man who has died in Turkey.