Cizre, Turkey was rocked today when a car bomb hit a riot police headquarters in the town, killing eight policemen and injuring 70 according to the latest reports from Turkey.
The explosion at 07:00 (local time) targeted a checkpoint, and left the building of the headquarters in ruins.
The PKK is being blamed for the terror attack following a string of car bomb attacks across the country recently.
The Turkish footballing community moved swiftly to condemn the atrocity with leading clubs offering their condolences to the victims of the attack.
Besiktas, Galatasaray, Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor have all used social media to get their messages across.
Football clubs in Turkey are fan/member owned and they are among the largest NGO’s in the country operating in multiple sporting disciplines and offering various social activities in local communities across the country.
— Beşiktaş JK Kurumsal (@BesiktasJK) August 26, 2016
— Fenerbahçe SK (@Fenerbahce) August 26, 2016
— Galatasaray SK (@GalatasaraySK) August 26, 2016
— Trabzonspor Kulübü (@Trabzonspor) August 26, 2016