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United Nations World Tourism Organization issues statement on Istanbul terror Attack

UNWTO is deeply shocked by the tragic attack perpetrated last night in Istanbul, Turkey.

UNWTO is deeply shocked by the tragic attack perpetrated last night in Istanbul, Turkey. On the behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims and to the Turkish people in this difficult moment.

“On the behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO conveys its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims and expresses its full solidarity with the people and the Government of Turkey” said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai.

“This attack reminds us once more that we are facing a global threat that requires us to work closer together to have a firm and coordinated response that engages all governments and the international community. Turkey is a leading tourism destination and we are confident it will continue to be so with the support of all” he added.