New York

28 June 2016

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

The Secretary-General condemns today’s terrorist attack at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport.  He expresses his deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Turkey. He wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.

The Secretary-General hopes that the perpetrators of this crime will be identified and brought to justice. He stands firmly by Turkey as it confronts this threat and stresses the need to intensify regional and international efforts to combat terrorism and violent extremism.