Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on attack in Turkey
New York, 17 February 2016
The Secretary-General condemns the explosion reportedly caused by a car bomb in Ankara today. The explosion, which occurred at rush hour in the heart of the city, claimed the lives of at least 28 people and injured dozens more.
The Secretary-General hopes the perpetrators of this terrorist attack will be swiftly brought to justice. He sends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims. The United Nations stands in solidarity with the people and the Government of Turkey at this tragic time.
Statements on 17 February 2016
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- New York, 17 February 2016 - Secretary-General's message to 2016 Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations [Delivered by Dr. David Nabarro, Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development]
- New York, 17 February 2016 - UN Secretary-General's briefing on High-Level Signature Ceremony for Paris Agreement on Climate Change [as delivered]