Members of the UN Security Council doomed the terrorist attack in Istanbul, where a gunman disguised as Santa Claus killed 39 and wounded 69 people during the New Year party on January 1.
The member countries ‘deeply condemns an obnoxious and barbarian terrorist attack’, reads the message. The Council’s members insisted that any acts of terrorism, regardless the motives, are criminal and unforgiveable deeds’.
The UN Security Council urged all member countries to cooperate with Turkish authorities, insisted on bringing the sponsors, organizers and perpetrators of the attack to justice, and expressed deepest condolences to the families of the victims.
16 of the 39 deceased civilians were foreigners, one of them Russian national; no Ukrainians were among the victims.