Fishermen found the body of the Russian diplomat on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Most likely the Russian diplomat drowned while on vacation in Syria.

He arrived in Syria as a tourist and entered the country with diplomatic passport. He is not the officer of Russian Embassy in Syria, spokesman for the Embassy Andrey Zaytsev told RIA Novosti.

Earlier media spread information on death of Russian diplomat Yuri Ivanov whose body was found by fishermen on the coast of Cevlik in the border province of Hatay five days ago.

Officials said they managed to identify the body with the assistance of both domestic and international authorities, Hurriyet Daily News reported.