Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the
High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
On the terrorist attack in Gaziantep, Turkey
New York, August 22, 2016
The High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser condemns the devastating bomb attack that struck a Kurdish wedding celebration in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep on 20 August.
This cowardly attack that resulted in the deaths of 54 innocent people according to the latest count and wounded dozens of others is a barbaric crime that is unjustifiable by all means.
On behalf of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, the High Representative expresses his deepest sympathies and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of Turkey.