Terrorist attack on wedding party in Turkey condemned by UN chief

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN File Photo/Mark Garten

An attack on a wedding party in Turkey that killed at least 50 people and wounded dozens of others has been condemned by the United Nations chief.

Ban Ki-moon released a statement on Sunday calling for the perpetrators of this act to be identified and brought to justice.

Jocelyne Sambira reports.

A suicide bomber reportedly carried out the attack in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Saturday.

The UN Secretary-General expressed his deepest sympathy and condolences to the families and victims and to the Government and people of Turkey.

Ban Ki-moon also wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

He stressed again the need to intensify regional and international efforts to prevent and combat terrorism and violent extremism.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

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