Solidarity following the attacks in Istanbul

The UCLG World Secretariat on behalf of local governments across the world wish to express their deepest condolences and sympathy to the Mayor of Istanbul and President of UCLG, the people of Istanbul and Turkey,  the families of the victims and to the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality following the tragic attack just a few yards away from the UCLG MEWA offices.

This sad news reminds us of the heavy price that cities and citizens around the world pay under all forms of terrorism, which aims to attack the core values of democracy and free and peaceful societies.

In these difficult times, we offer our full support to the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and UCLG MEWA colleagues, who are among the founding members of the global movement of local governments.