New York

07 June 2016

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the terrorist attack in Turkey

The Secretary-General condemns today’s terrorist attack in Istanbul. The explosion in the heart of the city, reportedly caused by a car bomb targeting a police bus, claimed the lives of at least 11 people and injured dozens more.

The Secretary-General hopes that the perpetrators of this despicable terrorist attack will be swiftly identified and brought to justice. He extends his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and wishes those injured a speedy recovery. The United Nations stands in solidarity with the people and Government of Turkey at this difficult time.