Ban Ki-moon meets Istanbul Mayor Topbaş following terror attacks
DHA photoUnited Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid a visit to Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş on March 24, in the aftermath of the terror attacks that rocked Istanbul and Brussels in less than one week.
In the meeting, in which the global terror threat and Syrian migrants were the main topics, the two officials also discussed the joint projects of the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), of which Topbaş is currently the president.
“Terror targets the humanity. The attacks in Paris, Ankara, Istanbul and the latest in Brussels show that humanity is under threat. Turkey is voicing on all platforms in the strongest way that it is against all kinds of terror no matter its name, aim, purpose is,” said Topbaş adding that Turkey is also showing the world that the humanity is not dead by opening arms to millions coming from Syria.
Topbaş also said that during the meeting, the two officials also discussed new U.N. security strategies against terrorist attacks, and went over preparations for the U.N. Humanitarian Summit, which will be held in Istanbul in May, as well as talking about the local administrations’ demands and suggestions for Syrian migrants’ impact on Turkish cities.