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UN condemns assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey

Strongly condemning the assassination today of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov in Ankara, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council emphasized that there is no justification for targeting diplomatic personnel and civilians.

Security Council underlines need for stronger judicial cooperation to combat terrorism

Condemning acts of terrorism and their impact on innocent civilians and on peace and stability, the United Nations Security Council emphasized the need for establishing wilful violation of prohibition on financing of terrorist organizations or individual terrorists as serious criminal offenses in national laws and regulations.

UN chief condemns terrorist attack in Turkey's Istanbul

Senior United Nations officials, including Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the head of the UN World Tourism Organization condemned last night's terrorist attack in the Turkish city of Istanbul that killed dozens of people and injured many more.

Attacks on medical facilities “shocking hallmark” of Syria crisis

Direct targeting of medical facilities and staff has become a “shocking hallmark” of the Syrian conflict.

That’s according to an international human rights expert, citing figures which show that more than 700 health workers have been killed since fighting broke out in March 2011.

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Security Council condemns recent terrorist attack in Turkey

The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the “heinous and cowardly” terrorist attack at a wedding ceremony in the city of Gaziantep in Turkey on 20 August, during which at least 54 people were killed and over 200 injured.

UN experts press Turkey to adhere to human rights obligations despite state of emergency

United Nations human rights experts today urged Turkey to uphold its obligations under international human rights law despite the attempted mid-July coup and during the subsequent state of emergency.

UN and OSCE experts condemn Turkey’s crackdown on media

Two top media freedom experts of the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) today condemned the ongoing crackdown on journalists and the media by the Government of Turkey in the wake of the recent attempted coup.

Turkey: In call with Foreign Minister, Ban seeks update on current probe into attempted coup

In a telephone call with the Turkish Foreign Minister today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sought an update on current investigations and measures to hold those responsible for the attempted coup to account, and reiterated his expectation that Turkey adhere to its international human rights obligations.

Terror threat remains “persistent and credible” UN counter-terror expert says

The threat of terrorism remains “persistent and credible”, the head of the UN Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED) has said.

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Ban urges Turkish authorities to respect constitutional order, human rights amid state of emergency

Following the declaration of a three-month state of emergency in Turkey as a result of an attempted military coup late last week, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Turkish authorities to ensure that constitutional order and international human rights law are fully respected.