Turkey condemns DPRK's nuclear test
Turkey on Monday condemned the nuclear test of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), a Turkish official statement said, Xinhua reported.
The statement issued by the Turkish Foreign Ministry said, "We condemn the nuclear test announced by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on 25 May 2009."
"This represents an act far from fulfilling the expectations of the international community striving for peace and stability to prevail in the region," it said.
Turkey was seriously concerned about the nuclear test "which represents a violation of the relevant UN Security Council resolutions," and urges Pyongyang to take swift steps to promote peace and security, build confidence in the region and comply with its obligations, the statement said.
"Turkey continues to attach importance to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and to the continuation of the Six Party Talks process," added the statement.
Earlier in the day, the DPRK announced it has successfully conducted the second underground nuclear test and later a short-range missile launch, arousing immediate concerns and various responses from the international community.