Emotion-filled joint funeral in Turkey of bridal party who died in jet crash

The plane had crashed in south-west Iran where to date the pilot’s, Beril Gebes, remains missing. (AFP)

Crowds of mourning family members, friends and civilians came together at a funeral in Turkey on Thursday after a group of eight women died in a private jet crash that was flying from Dubai to Turkey.

Three all-female crew members also died in the crash. Among the deceased was 28-year-old Mina Basaran, the daughter of a Turkish business tycoon and a bride-to-be who was due to wed in April.

Relatives carry the coffin of Mina Basaran, one of the victims of a plane crash over Iran, during the funeral ceremony in Istanbul on March 15, 2018. Grieving families bade farewell to the young women killed in a plane crash over Iran while returning from a pre-wedding celebration for a Turkish businessman's daughter, in a tragedy that shocked the country.

Relatives carry the coffin of Mina Basaran, one of the victims of a plane crash over Iran, during the funeral ceremony in Istanbul on March 15, 2018. Grieving families bade farewell to the young women killed in a plane crash over Iran while returning from a pre-wedding celebration for a Turkish businessman's daughter, in a tragedy that shocked the country.

The Basaran family published a death notice in the local paper, where the mourning mother said: “My little angel, I love you very much. Wait for me,” reported The National.

She also requested that donations are made to an armed forces charity instead of sending flowers.

Sinan Urfali (L) husband of Burcu Gundogar Urfali mourns next to his wife's coffin on March 15, 2018 during her funeral cerenomy in Istanbul. Grieving families bade farewell to the young women killed in a plane crash over Iran while returning from a pre-wedding celebration for a Turkish businessman's daughter, in a tragedy that shocked the country. YASIN AKGUL / AFP

Sinan Urfali (L) husband of Burcu Gundogar Urfali mourns next to his wife's coffin on March 15, 2018 during her funeral cerenomy in Istanbul. Grieving families bade farewell to the young women killed in a plane crash over Iran while returning from a pre-wedding celebration for a Turkish businessman's daughter, in a tragedy that shocked the country. YASIN AKGUL / AFP

Basaran was celebrating her bachelorette in the emirate before the tragic accident occurred. Accompanying the late bride were her best friends: Liana Hananel, Zeynep Coskun, Yasmin Baruh Siloni, Asli Izmirli, Ayse And, Sinem Akay and Burcu Urfali.

The plane had crashed in south-west Iran where to date the pilot’s, Beril Gebes, body remains missing.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50
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