Barcelona star Arda Turan has condemned the terrorist attack that struck at the Turkish capital Ankara on Wednesday that left at least 28 people dead and 61 wounded.
Turan shared a tweet on his official Twitter account extending his condolences to the families of victims and called on the terror to end.
Başımız sağolsun güzel ülkem. Bu acılar artık son bulsun. Teröre lanet olsun… pic.twitter.com/N49Ko7rgVh
— Arda Turan (@ArdaTuran) February 17, 2016
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu revealed that a Syrian national with links to the People’s Protection Units (YPG) carried out the attack
The attacker received assistance from outlawed terrorist organisation Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) the prime minister said.
“A direct link between the attack and the YPG has been established,” he said, adding that nine suspects were detained while the investigation continues.
The attack is the second large scale act of terrorism that has taken place in Ankara within the last four months.
Turan was joined by several other footballers who also condemned the attack on Ankara.
Bayer Leverkusen star Hakan Calhanoglu called on his followers to pray for the victims of the families and those that were killed in the attack.
— Hakan Çalhanoğlu (@hakanc10) February 17, 2016
Besiktas star Gokhan Tore also shared a similar message condemning the attack.
Başın sağolsun Ankara'm 😞 Allah yardımcımız olsun🙏🏻🇹🇷 pic.twitter.com/oeUPX0M3Bf
— Gökhan Töre 🇹🇷 (@Gokhan_Tore7) February 17, 2016