UN Security Council condemns suicide bombing in Turkey

UN Security Council censures suicide bombing in Suruc border district of Turkey’s southeastern Sanliurfa province

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

Updated Jul 28, 2015

The United Nations Security Council condemned ”in strongest terms” on Wednesday the suicide attack in the Suruc border district of Turkey’s southeastern Sanliurfa province that killed 32 people.

The council, consisting of 15 members, stated unanimously that ”the perpetrators of these reprehensible acts of terrorism need to brought to justice.”

It supported the need of standing against the threat to international peace and security “by all means.”

A suicide bomber on Monday hit the district of Suruc in the southeastern Turkish province of Sanliurfa, which borders with Syria, killing 32 people, wounded a hundred others.

According to DNA tests, the assailant has been identified as 20-year-old Seyh Abdurrahman Alagoz who registered in Adiyaman and had become involved with ISIS, Turkish officials reported.

Local media outlets alleged that Alagoz had traveled illegally to Syria back in 2014.

The explosion occurred in the garden of the Amara Culture Center where members of the Federation of Socialist Youth Associations (SGDF) gathered for a press meeting regarding “rebuilding Kobani.”

The youth group was planning to cross into the Syrian border settlement of Kobani to distribute humanitarian aid and assist in rebuilding the city.

TRTWorld and agencies