UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was "seriously concerned" by the military takeover in Thailand.
In a statement, Ban appealed "for a prompt return to constitutional, civilian, democratic rule and an all-inclusive dialogue that will pave the way for long-term peace and prosperity in Thailand."
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