New York

15 August 2021

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General - on Turkey

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General was saddened to learn of the loss of life and damage to infrastructure due to floods and mudslides in northern Turkey following the recent devastating wildfires in the country. He extends his deep condolences to the families affected. The United Nations stands in solidarity with the people and the Government of the Republic of Turkey at this challenging time.