Military interference in any State is "unacceptable" : UN chief

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN File Photo/Amanda Voisard

Military interference in any State is "unacceptable" the UN Secretary-General said in statement released following an attempted coup in Turkey late on Friday.

According to media reports, more than a hundred people have reportedly died and over a thousand soldiers have been arrested.

Jocelyne Sambira reports.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was following "closely and with concern the fast-moving developments in Turkey".

He appealed for calm, non-violence and restraint at this moment of uncertainty in the country. 

Preservation of fundamental rights, including freedom of speech and assembly, remain of vital importance, the UN chief added.

Mr Ban called for the quick and peaceful affirmation of civilian rule and constitutional order in accordance with principles of democracy.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

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