Orkhan Jemal’s mother expresses gratitude to Heydar Aliyev Foundation
Azerbaijan’s Heydar Aliyev Foundation has assumed the education costs for the daughter of Russian political writer of Azerbaijani origin Heydar Jemal - Kausar Jemal, and the son of journalist Orkhan Jemal - Mansur Jemal, Heydar Jemal's wife and mother of journalist-researcher Orkhan Jemal killed in the Central African Republic in 2018 during the shooting of a film, Gulnar Jemal said.
"After the death of my husband Heydar Jemal and the murder of his son Orkhan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and his spouse Mehriban Aliyeva immediately expressed deep condolences. During a personal meeting with Mehriban Aliyeva in Baku, the Heydar Aliyev Foundation’s any assistance was offered to our family. Presently, the Heydar Aliyev Foundation assists Heydar Jemal's daughter Kausar and his son Orkhan Jemal - Mansur to get education," Trend cited Gulnar Jemal as saying.
She expressed gratitude for the support, noting that her family feels that they have a second homeland – Azerbaijan.
The Heydar Aliyev Foundation explained that it usually does not make public information about the rendered support and assistance, but confirmed Gulnar Jemal’s words, saying that the Heydar Aliyev Foundation is regularly in contact with the families of Heydar Jemal and Orkhan Jemal. The children of two representatives of the Azerbaijani intelligentsia are under the Heydar Aliyev Foundation’s guardianship upon President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva’s instructions.