New York

12 January 2016

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Terrorist Bombing in Istanbul

The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist bombing today in Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul, Turkey. This despicable crime targeting the heart of Istanbul’s tourist district has reportedly claimed the lives of ten people and injured at least 15 others.

The Secretary-General expects the perpetrators of this attack to be swiftly brought to justice. He sends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and the Governments of Turkey and Germany and other foreign citizens impacted by the bombing. He wishes those injured a speedy recovery.