Notes to correspondents
Note to Correspondents in response to questions on the phone call between the Secretary-General and the Foreign Minister of Turkey
New York, 3 October 2012
The Foreign Minister of Turkey, H.E. Mr. Ahmet Davutoglu, called the Secretary-General this morning to express his Government's deepest concern at the incident today in Turkey where a shell apparently emanating from Syria killed a number of civilians.
The Secretary-General expressed his condolences at the tragic loss of life and encouraged the Minister to keep open all channels of communication with the Syrian authorities with a view to lessening any tension that could build up as a result of the incident.
The Minister had also spoken earlier to Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi about the strike.