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Ban condemns deadly terrorist attack in Turkey

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the deadly terrorist attack that took place in the Turkish town of Suruc, which has reportedly claimed the lives of at least 28 people and injured more than a hundred.

UN chief ‘deeply saddened’ by Turkish coal mine tragedy

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his solidarity with the people of Turkey following the coal mine tragedy in Soma, and said he hopes that measures will be taken to prevent such disasters in the future.

UN officials extend condolences following Turkish coal mine tragedy

United Nations officials have offered their condolences to the families affected by the coal mine explosion in the town of Soma in western Turkey that reportedly resulted in at least 245 deaths.

UN experts seriously concerned at Turkey’s crackdown on YouTube, Twitter before polls

A group of independent United Nations human rights experts today voiced serious concern over the Turkish Government’s measures, taken in the context of upcoming elections, to prevent access to video-sharing website YouTube, a week after social media platform Twitter was shut down.

UN Human Rights office concerned over Turkey’s Twitter ban

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today expressed concern at Turkey’s recent decision to block access to the social media platform Twitter, noting that it is – along with any decision to curb freedom of expression online – in contradiction with the country’s international human rights commitments.

Turkey’s new law on Internet curbs draws concern from UN rights office

The United Nations human rights office has expressed concerns about a bill allowing Turkey’s telecommunications authority (Turkish Telecommunications Directorate) the power to block websites without having to seek a court order and to penalize Internet providers if they fail to cooperate.

Turkey: UN, global experts warn against criminalizing independent medical care in emergencies

A United Nations human rights expert and the World Medical Association (WMA) today urged the Turkish parliament to reconsider a draft law that would criminalize the provision of medical care by qualified independent practitioners during emergencies after the arrival of a state ambulance.

Senior UN officials urge restraint, dialogue to defuse tensions fuelling protests in Turkey

Urging “maximum restraint” amid widespread anti-Government protests in Turkey, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Navi Pillay, the world body’s human rights chief, called today for constructive dialogue to defuse tensions in the country.

UN rights office calls on Turkish government to ensure freedom of assembly

The United Nations human rights office urged the Government of Turkey to guarantee that its citizens have the right to assemble freely and in a peaceful manner, following days of violent clashes between protestors and police.

Security Council strongly condemns deadly attacks near Turkish-Syrian border

The United Nations Security Council today condemned ‘in the strongest terms’ the car bombs that killed at least 46 people and injured dozens of others near a Syrian refugee base in the southeastern town of Reyhanli, in Turkey's Hatay province.