UN Security Council slams deadly terrorist attack in Turkey

The UN Security Council on Monday condemned "in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack" at a wedding ceremony in Turkey.

"The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security," the 15-nation UN body said in a press statement.

They expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the government of Turkey and they wished speedy and full recovery to those who were injured, said the statement.

The suicide bomb attack last Saturday at the wedding ceremony in Turkey's southeastern city of Gaziantep killed at least 54 people, including 29 children, and injured 200 others.

Source: Donia Al-Watan