Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay will pay a visit to Oman on Sunday to extend condolences over the death of longtime ruler Qaboos bin Said al Said, according to a presidential source on Saturday. 

Oktay will pay a condolence visit to Haitham bin Tariq al-Said, the new sultan of Oman, in the capital Muscat, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Sultan Qaboos died on Friday at the age of 79 after a long battle with illness.

Omani authorities declared a three-day national mourning with flags to be flown

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