Monday, August 22, 2016

Turkey: UN chief condemns terrorist attack on wedding party that kills at least 50 people

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned yesterday's terrorist attack on a wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep – an act that was reportedly carried out by a suicide bomber and killed at least 50 people and wounded dozens of others.

The Secretary-General “condemns” the attack and “hopes that the perpetrators of this act will be quickly identified and brought to justice,” Mr. Ban's spokesperson said in a statement.

The UN chief again stressed the need to intensify regional and international efforts to prevent and combat terrorism and violent extremism, the statement said.

Also in the statement, the Secretary-General expressed his deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Turkey, and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

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