Ban strongly condemns deadly car bomb attack in southeastern Turkey

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe (file photo)

11 May 2013 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned “in the strongest terms” the car bomb attack that reportedly killed 40 people today in the town of Reyhanli, in Turkey's Hatay province.

In a statement issued by his Spokesman in New York, the Secretary-General expressed the hope that the perpetrators of the attack will be swiftly identified and brought to justice.

According to early reports, the attack in Reyhanli, a town in the southeastern province of Hatay, near Turkey's border with Syria, has claimed the lives of 40 people and has injured more than 100.

“The Secretary-General condemns all acts of terrorism and reiterates that no cause or grievance ever justifies the targeting of civilians,” the statement said, adding that Mr. Ban sends his deepest condolences to the victims and their families, as well as to the Turkish Government and people, and wishes those injured a speedy recovery.


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