Ban Ki-moon voices concern over Turkish air attacks against Iraq

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern over yesterday’s Turkish air strikes into northern Iraq and reports of possible civilian casualties, as well as continued attacks by the armed group PKK.

Ban Ki-moon arrives in Turkey for talks on Iraq

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived today in Istanbul where he met with Turkish leaders ahead of a planned conference on Iraq bringing together the country’s neighbours and other interested States.

Secretary-General concerned at Turkish move on attacking Kurdish targets in Iraq

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced concern today about the Turkish Parliament’s decision this week to enable the country’s armed forces to take cross-border military action in Iraq against targets of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Ban Ki-moon condemns recent violence in Turkey

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today spoke out against recent attacks in Turkey which have killed over a dozen people and injured at least 10.

UN food and agriculture agency honours Turkish Prime Minister

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has conferred its highest award, the Agricola Medal, on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his contribution to agricultural and social development in Turkey.

UN refugee agency urges Greece to let 16 stowaways disembark and seek asylum

The United Nations refugee agency today called on the Greek authorities to allow the urgent disembarkation and grant access to the asylum system for 16 stowaways found nearly a week ago on a cargo ship docked in the port of Piraeus, near Athens.

UN expert on freedom of expression deplores murder of Turkish Armenian editor

An independent United Nations expert on freedom of opinion has added his voice to the chorus of condemnation over the murder of the editor of the Turkish Armenian-language weekly Agos, Hrant Dink, known for his critical work on a specific period of the history of Turkey.