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UN refugee agency begins emergency airlift for quake victims in eastern Turkey

The United Nations refugee agency has launched an emergency airlift to bring tents, blankets and other vital relief supplies for the victims of the deadly earthquake that struck eastern Turkey earlier this week.

UN sends aid to earthquake-affected people in Turkey

United Nations agencies said today they have sent relief materials to Turkey to assist those affected by the earthquake that killed hundreds of people on Sunday and damaged thousands houses, rendering thousands of people in south-eastern part of the country homeless.

Quake spotlights room for Turkey to improve building practices – UN official

The deadly earthquake that has struck Turkey’s southeast highlights the importance of providing incentives for the construction of safe buildings and establishing preventive and response measures in the world’s most dangerous quake zones, a senior United Nations official said today.

Ban voices sympathy, offers UN help after deadly quake in Turkey

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and destruction in Sunday's earthquake in eastern Turkey and pledged the readiness of the United Nations to assist if requested.

Turkey: Ban voices concern after Kurdish elements launch deadly attacks

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern over the reported killing of at least 26 Turkish soldiers by Kurdish elements in the country’s south-east earlier today.

Turkey must do more to ensure independent, impartial judiciary – UN rights expert

A United Nations human rights expert today commended Turkish authorities for placing the protection and promotion of human rights high on their agenda, while calling for further steps to guarantee an independent and impartial judicial system.