Saddened by Deaths, Injuries from Clashes in Turkey, Secretary-General Urges Constructive Dialogue between Authorities, Demonstrators

18 June 2013
SG/SM/15117

Saddened by Deaths, Injuries from Clashes in Turkey, Secretary-General Urges Constructive Dialogue between Authorities, Demonstrators

18 June 2013
Secretary-General
SG/SM/15117
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Saddened by Deaths, Injuries from Clashes in Turkey, Secretary-General

Urges Constructive Dialogue between Authorities, Demonstrators

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General continues to closely follow developments in Turkey.  He remains concerned about ongoing clashes between protesters and security personnel.  He is saddened by the deaths and injuries that have occurred.

The Secretary-General urges maximum restraint and the pursuit of constructive dialogue in order to resolve differences and avoid further violent confrontation.  He believes that stability is best assured through such dialogue and when the rights to peaceful assembly and the freedom of expression are fully respected.

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