UN Secretary-General Condemns Military Coup Attempt in Turkey

New York, - The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday condemned the failed military coup attempt in Turkey, stressing that "military interference in the affairs of any state is unacceptable." "It will be crucial to quickly and peacefully affirm civilian rule and constitutional order in accordance with principles of democracy," a statement issued by the UN Chief spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.

Ban Ki-moon also appealed for calm, non-violence and restraint in Turkey, according to the statement.

Source: Qatar News Agency