UN Secretary-General condemns attack on Turkish office in Mogadishu

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack on the office housing Turkish personnel in Mogadishu, Somalia.

The attack took place on the 27 of July, according to a statement attributable to the Secretary-General's Spokesperson.

The Secretary-General expresses his heartfelt condolences to the Government and people of Turkey, as well as to the Somali people. His thoughts are with the families and friends of those killed and injured.

According to the statement, Turkey is an important partner of the Federal Government of Somalia and is trying under very difficult circumstances to assist the people of the country in their efforts to achieve peace, stability and development.

The statement went on to say that terrorist attacks of this nature should not deter Somalia's partners or weaken their resolve to stand by the people and Government of Somalia as they work courageously to build peace in their country.

Gerry Adams, United Nations.

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