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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.

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.

UN officials condemn attempt to overthrow Turkish Government

The President of the United Nations General Assembly today condemned the attempt on Friday to overthrow the Government of Turkey.

Ban is closely following 'with concern' developments in Turkey

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is following “closely and with concern the fast-moving developments” in Turkey.

UN chief signs condolence book for victims of Turkish terrorism attack

There is no justification for terrorism, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated after signing a book of condolences for the victims of the attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport.

Ban condemns terrorist attack in Istanbul that leaves at least 11 dead

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today’s terrorist attack in the centre of Istanbul, which claimed the lives of at least 11 people and injured dozens more.

UN chief condemns deadly Istanbul attack as 'appalling violence'

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today's bombing in the Turkish city of Istanbul and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice, consistent with human rights obligations.

UN chief condemns terrorist attack in Turkish capital

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the terrorist attack that reportedly killed and wounded dozens of people in the Turkish capital of Ankara earlier today.