Ban condemns deadly terrorist attack in Turkey

20 July 2015

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the deadly terrorist attack that took place in the Turkish town of Suruc, which has reportedly claimed the lives of at least 28 people and injured more than a hundred.

“The Secretary-General hopes the perpetrators of this act will be swiftly identified and brought to justice,” said a statement issued by a UN spokesperson in New York, which added that “no cause or grievance ever justifies the targeting of civilians.”

Through the statement, Mr. Ban sent his deepest condolences to the victims and their families, as well as to the Government and people of Turkey, and wished those injured a speedy recovery.

According to the media, an apparent suicide bombing occurred at midday at the Amara Cultural Park in Suruc, a town bordering Syria.

 

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