Crisis in Turkey last night

66666by Polina Spartyanova and Katijvena Katji, SNN reporters



The situation in Turkey has gone from bad to worse last night. While out for dinner the SNN received disturbing news from the Republic of Turkey, where new clashes have been reported.


On Tuesday, the 13th of August 2013 (22:53 GMT +2) official sources of the Turkish government have stated that “during a protest at Altinpark two bombs exploded near the residence of the Turkish Prime Minister, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan”. Seconds after the bombing attack the Prime Minister was taken into a safe resort near the Georgian – Turkish borders.
The Chief of Army, Necdet Ozel, has reported that the country is under Military Law at the moment.

The death toll has increased, bringing the total death of policeman to 7 and 14 protesters.

Currently, in order to stabilize the situation, General Necdet Цzel, is temporarily taking the post of Prime Minister.


Meanwhile Syria reciprocates.


Syria fired a missile in the direction of the Turkish army location in the region of Khaliloco. Turkish authorities have stated earlier today that although the prime minister escaped, his family died during the attack. Citizens have also fallen victims of the attack, but exact numbers are unknown.
The United Nation Security Councils have been called in for an emergency meeting to discuss the situation.


After long deliberations the Security Council have concluded with a statement by the President of the Security Council
Security Council SC/PRST/2013/C.1

Statement by the President of the Security Council

At the 1st meeting of the Security Council, held on August 13 2013, in connection with the Council’s consideration of the item entitled “Turkish-Syrian conflict”, the President of the Security Council made the following statement on behalf of the Council:
“The Security Council condemns the action of both the Turkish Republic and Syria which have led to an unnecessary escalation and to the present conflict.”
“The Security Council expresses its regret that neither state seized the attention of UN Security Council.”
“The Security Council acknowledges the possibility of existing flaws in the current government of General Ozel.”
“The Security Council demands that the Turkish Republic immediately retracts and un-deploys its offensive heavy artillery installations from its borders.”
“The Security Council further demands that both states involved immediately cease all military activities along the Turkish – Syrian borders.”
“The Security Council stresses the importance of preserving the democratic character of the government of Turkey.”
“The Security Council decides to remain actively seized of the matter.”

Statement UK

The British Common Wealth of Nations represented in the UN Security Council by the UK would like to state that after information received will take action against South Africa by military means. As a Common Wealth of Nations, we do not need the approval of the UN to act since we are a separated body. The UK along with the other members of the Common Wealth will intervene military in order to protect our people in the region and our interests.


The Article concerns the time before the end of the first day. 




by Ktjivena Katji, Al Arabiya

photos by Nona Ruseva

As soon as the doors of the conference rooms were closed, the Security Council started the debate about the nuclear crisis in North Korea. The delegate from China maintained that the position of People’s Republic of China on foreign policy is to have friendly relations with all nations and calls on all countries to adopt the same stance as it has worked and continue trying to cooperate with North Korea. The delegate further added that there is no need for military interventions.

Delegate from France reminded the others that the Security Council has discussed in the past the crisis in North Korea and came up with solutions. Although the North Korea has ignored all measures and proved to be uncooperative, the French representative further asked the council as to “What make this time different from all the other times and why it will work now?”. After that Luxembourg called too for tougher sanctions to be placed on North Korea and it seemed like a big part of the European Union shared this point of view.

The People’s Republic of China further added that “North Korea feels threatened by others such as the United States of America and this is one of the main reasons why they are uncooperative”. China also suggested for the USA troops, which are in South Korea, to be removed to easy tension between North and South Korea.

The atmosphere in the Security Council stayed most heated between the People’s Republic of China, Luxembourg and France and their contrasting suggestions for the solution of the crisis.


The Article concerns the time before the lunch break 12.08.2013 

SOFIMUN 2013: new people, new goals and a fresh dose of inspiration

by Polina Spartyanova, SNN editor



In 1999 the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth that 12 August be declared International Youth Day. Now, 13 years later, over 50 delegates from 4 continents are gathered in Sofia to discuss and debate over the issues, which the United Nations is facing at this time. Like every other he young representatives are challenged to “walk into the shoes” of another country, different from their motherland, and resolve the global issues through a different point of view.

The conference manager of the 6th edition of Sofia International Model United Nations, Milen Christov, greeted the delegates and encouraged them to become a part of the ideas and values of the United Nations.

The Secretary-General, Manolis Batistakis, set for this year’s delegates, inspiring ways to navigate a changing world :

 “We the peoples of the United Nations determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and  to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small. As well to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom.

In our times world is constantly changing, we are in the verge of a new era… the world as we know it is facing many difficulties from wars and fights to economical and political issues. Just imagine what we have seen the past few years… from wars all over the world, to the international economic crisis and huge political movements such as the Arab spring.

The solution to all this issues has to come by our generation. Every each one you has the potential to change the world. You might thing that this is something utopian and impossible and that even if we are willing to do anything there are so many obstacles in our way that seem to be insurmountable. But life is a journey and that journey is making us stronger each day the cause of a better tomorrow is there for us to reach it… But the journey is the thing that is going to determine and create our character and our values … By being here in Sofimun you have made the first step in understanding our world, in learning things in meeting new interesting people that share the same dreams and interests with you.”