Statement Attributable To The Spokesman For The Secretary-General On The Terrorist Attack In Turkey

21 August 2016
The Secretary-General condemns yesterday’s terrorist attack on a wedding party in the city of Gaziantep, Turkey. This act, reportedly carried out by a suicide bomber, killed at least 50 people and wounded dozens of others. The Secretary-General expresses his deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Turkey. He wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.

The Secretary-General hopes that the perpetrators of this act will be quickly identified and brought to justice. He again stresses the need to intensify regional and international efforts to prevent and combat terrorism and violent extremism.