New York

20 July 2015

Statement Attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on bombing in Suruc, Turkey

The Secretary-General condemns the deadly terrorist attack that took place today in the Turkish town of Suruc, which has reportedly claimed the lives of at least 28 people and injured more than a hundred.  No cause or grievance ever justifies the targeting of civilians.

The Secretary-General hopes the perpetrators of this act will be swiftly identified and brought to justice. He sends his deepest condolences to the victims and their families, as well as to the Government and people of Turkey, and wishes those injured a speedy recovery.