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The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist bombing in Istanbul, Turkey

19 March 2016

The Secretary-General condemns today's bombing in central Istanbul, which is reported to have killed and injured dozens of people. This is the latest in a recent series of terrorist attacks in Turkey. The perpetrators of this appalling violence must be brought to justice, consistent with human rights obligations.

The Secretary-General extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of today's attack and to the people and Government of Turkey.

New York, 19 March 2016