Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Turkey
New York, 15 May 2014
The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the coal mine tragedy in Soma, Turkey, in which more than 280 people lost their lives and many others are missing or seriously injured.
The Secretary-General stands together with the people of Turkey as they mourn fathers, sons and brothers, and attend to the wounded. He shares their hope that the causes will be investigated expeditiously and that measures will be taken to prevent such disasters in the future.
The thoughts and prayers of the Secretary-General are with the families of the victims and with the people and communities affected by this tragic event.
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- Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 15 May 2014 - Secretary-General's video message to the IFPRI 2020 Policy Consultation and Conference 'Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition'
- Brdo, Slovenia, 15 May 2014 - Secretary-General's video message to seminar on the ratification and implementation of the Kampala Amendments to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, 15-16 May