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Security Council denounces attacks in Turkey

Security Council denounces attacks in Turkey, reaffirms fight against terror

The United Nations Security Council today denounced the latest bombings in Istanbul, Turkey, saying the attacks have only hardened its resolve to fight terrorism.

The Council voted unanimously to pass a resolution condemning the bomb attacks of 15 November on two synagogues and today. The latest strikes, aimed at the British consulate and at the local headquarters of the HSBC Bank, have left at least 26 people dead and hundreds of others injured.

The resolution expressed the Council's "deepest sympathy and condolences to the people and Governments of Turkey and the United Kingdom and to the victims of the terrorist attacks and their families."

The Council urged all States to do their part in bringing to justice the perpetrators and sponsors of these attacks, and said its determination to combat terrorism has only been reinforced by the bombings.


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