New York

03 October 2012

Note to Correspondents in response to questions on the phone call between the Secretary-General and the Foreign Minister of Turkey

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.