United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the recent attacks against Turkish security personnel that have resulted in dozens of casualties, and urged an immediate de-escalation of tensions.
“He conveys his condolences to the families of the victims and expresses his deep sympathy to the Government and people of Turkey,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement.
“The Secretary-General is gravely concerned by the increase in violence and urges immediate de-escalation of tensions and hostilities. He continues to monitor the situation closely, including its possible impact on the region,” the statement added.
Recent weeks have seen an uptick in attacks in various parts of the country.