Wednesday, February 17, 2016
The Secretary-General of the United Nations condemned the explosion in the Turkish capital, Ankara, today, which reportedly killed more than two-dozen people. “The explosion, which occurred at rush hour in the heart of the city, claimed the lives of at least 28 people and injured dozens more,” said a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson. “The Secretary-General hopes the perpetrators of this terrorist attack will be swiftly brought to justice,” said the statement, adding that Mr. Ban sends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, and that the United Nations stands in solidarity with the people and the Government of Turkey at this tragic time.
(adapted from a UN press release)