UN chief slams terrorist attack on wedding party in Turkey, killing 50 people

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UNITED NATIONS, Aug 21 (APP): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned Saturday’s terrorist attack on a wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep an act that was reportedly carried out by a suicide bomber and killed at least 50 people and wounded dozens of others.
The Secretary-General condemns yesterday’s terrorist attack and hopes that the perpetrators of this act will be quickly identified and brought to justice, Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement on Sunday.
The UN chief again stressed the need to intensify regional and international efforts to prevent and combat terrorism and violent extremism, the statement said.
Also in the statement, the Secretary-General expressed his deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Turkey, and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.