Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has extended his condolence to the victims of the families of the Ankara terror attack.
At least 37 people were killed and more than 70 injured after a car bomb struck the Kizilay area of the Turkish capital yesterday.
Ozil posted a tweet with the message: “PrayForAnkara.”
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) March 13, 2016
A member of the terrorist organisation PKK was one of the suspected perpetrators the bombing, security officials said on Monday.
Ozil is one of several ethnic Turks in the Germany national team and has family in Turkey but fortunately none were hurt in the blast.
Several other players condemned the attacks today including Barcelona star Arda Turan, Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Hakan Calhanoglu as well as Dortmund duo Ilkay Gundogan and Nuri Sahin.
— Hakan Çalhanoğlu (@hakanc10) March 13, 2016
— Ilkay Gündogan (@IlkayGuendogan) March 13, 2016
Tüm ülke olarak başımız sağolsun.
Ölen vatandaşlarımıza Allahtan rahmet, ailelerine sabır… https://t.co/IKd2jqwnR8
— Nuri Şahin (@nurisahin) March 13, 2016
The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) and all domestic club extended their condolences to the victims of the families that lost loved ones as a result of the attack.
Turkish clubs will expected to observe a one-minute silence for the next round of Super Lig games to remember the victims of the bomb blast.