Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has extended his condolences to the victims of the Ankara terrorist attack and their families.
The terrorist attack that struck the Turkish capital on Wednesday that left at least 28 people dead and 61 wounded.
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) February 18, 2016
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu stated that a Syrian national with links to the People’s Protection Units (YPG) was behind 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 27-year-old playmaker is one of several ethnic Turks in the Germany national team and has family in Turkey but fortunately none were hurt in the blast.
The World Cup winner regularly travels to Turkey and is a popular celebrity in the country.
Several other players condemned the attacks today including Barcelona star Arda Turan and Bayer Leverkusen play-maker Hakan Calhanoglu.
Başımız sağolsun güzel ülkem. Bu acılar artık son bulsun. Teröre lanet olsun… pic.twitter.com/N49Ko7rgVh
— Arda Turan (@ArdaTuran) February 17, 2016