New York

01 January 2017

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

The Secretary-General condemns the despicable terrorist attack overnight on New Year celebrations at a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey, in which dozens of people were killed and injured. He extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and expresses his solidarity with the Government and people of the Republic of Turkey and of those countries whose nationals were impacted. He hopes that the organizers and perpetrators of this heinous act will be identified and brought to justice swiftly.