Senior Russian Official Found Dead in Turkiye Hotel

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Senior Russian Official Found Dead in Turkiye Hotel
  • October 15, 2023
  • 2:30 PM CDT
  • Lisa Marie Platske

A senior Russian diplomat was found dead at a hotel in the Turkish capital.

Nikolai Kobrinets, who worked for the Russian foreign ministry, was scheduled to meet other diplomats but was found dead in his room by security officials. 

Senior Russian Official Found Dead in Turkiye Hotel

Nikolai Kobrinets

Background of Nikolai’s Death

According to the Turkish TV channel NTV,  the Russian diplomat had a scheduled meeting with officials from Moscow.  Nikolai was reported missing from the discussion in the Turkish capital, Istanbul.

The Russian colleagues tried to contact him, but he didn’t respond. The hotel staff found Nikolai’s dead body when they entered his room. 

Russian diplomat was found dead in a hotel room in Turkey – NTV channel

It is about the head of the Department of pan-European cooperation of the Russian Foreign Ministry Nikolai Kobrinets. The diplomat arrived in Istanbul for a meeting of ambassadors. Colleagues tried to call…

— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) October 14, 2023

Russia Awknowledged Nikolai’s Death

The Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed the death of Nikolai but didn’t provide any further details.

Initial investigation revealed that Nikolai died of a heart attack, but the government is still looking into the exact cause.