Dutch tourist found dead in Turkish hotel

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The body of a 46 year old Dutch tourist was discovered in a hotel room in Istanbul on Friday.   A spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague confirmed his nationality on Monday although his identity was witheld. According to local authorities, the individual was Joseph Shaffer and preliminary evidence indicates that there was no sign of a struggle. Staff at the Suzak Residence Hotel said that they had not heard from Shaffer since Thursday noon.    Turkish authorities have ordered an autopsy to determine the cause of death.   ©    


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