UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the media at the UN headquarters in New York on April 9, 2015. As violence continues to roil in Syria and Yemen, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged religious leaders and educators to preach to their followers the
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the media at the UN headquarters in New York on April 9, 2015. As violence continues to roil in Syria and Yemen, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged religious leaders and educators to preach to their followers the "correct meaning of tolerance; the correct meaning of culture and tradition, with mutual respect." (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday condemned the “despicable terrorist attack” at a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey.

According to a statement of the spokesman for the secretary-general, Guterres extended his deepest condolences to the families of the victims.

He also expressed his solidarity with the government and people of Turkey and of those countries whose nationals were impacted.

Guterres expressed the hope that the organizers and perpetrators of this “heinous act” would be identified and brought to justice swiftly, says the statement.

A gunman stormed into Reina nightclub early Sunday morning and shot at hundreds of people gathering there for New Year celebrations, leaving at least 39 killed and over 60 others injured. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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