Ankara, 9 September 2022 (TDI): President of Türkiye, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, sent his heartfelt condolences to the Royal family on the demise of the longest serving British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday.

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch died at the age of 96 at the Balmore. The announcement was made by Buckingham Palace on 8 September 2022.

The President of Türkiye, Tayyip Erdoğan, sent his deepest condolences to the Royal family and the people of the United Kingdom at the loss.

“It is with sadness that I learned of Elizabeth’s passing today. My deepest condolence to the Royal Family and the people and government of the United Kingdom, friendly and allied,” the President of Türkiye said.

The Queen and the then Duke of Edinburgh visited Türkiye in October 1971. Moreover, she made a state visit to Türkiye in May 2008, at the invitation of President Abdullah Gul.

On Thursday, Buckingham Palace announced the Queen was placed under medical supervision out of concern for her health. However, later her death was announced.

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Queen Elizabeth II, End of an era

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Mayfair, London, on 21 April 1926 as the first child of the then Duke and Duchess of York.

The Queen came to the throne in 1952 following the death of her father King George VI on February 6, 1952. The “new Elizabethan age” was marked by decolonization and the loss of the Empire.

During her reign, the world witnessed enormous social change. Her long reign saw Britain transformed from a war-weary declining imperial power into a modern multi-cultural state, headed by a strong, dutiful woman, contrary to traditional norms.

She became the first Monarch whose coronation was broadcasted live on National Television. In 1945 she joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service. She clocked many official visits throughout the globe and saw many political upheavals in her lifetime.

During her time on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II saw 15 British Prime Ministers come and go, from Winston Churchill to Margaret Thatcher to Boris Johnson to Liz Truss.

For seven decades, British people have not been able to make a cash purchase without encountering her face. This demonstrates the Queen’s interweaving into Britain’s fabric. On 8 September 2022, Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully in Belmore.

Following her demise, Prince Charles III ascends the throne of the United Kingdom and the head of state of 14 other realms including Australia, Canada, and New Zealand at the age of 73.

The national mourning period will culminate in a final public farewell at Westminster Abbey in central London. After the mourning period, the Queen will reportedly be laid to rest at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in the King George VI Memorial Chapel.

There her late father, King George VI, the Queen Mother, and her sister Princess Margaret were also laid to rest. After the official announcement, messages of condolences from around the world poured in as the UK mourns the most recognizable British face of the century.