UEFA will not hold vigil in honour of Istanbul terror attack victims

UEFA will not hold a vigil in honour of the Istanbul terrorist attack victims which claimed the lives of 41 innocent people and injured many more.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack which took place at the Atatürk airport – Europe’s third-busiest airport – but Turkish officials were quick to lay blame at Daesh’s door.

Three attackers arrived in a taxi and began firing at the terminal entrance before blowing themselves up after armed resistance from local policemen.

Associated Press journalist Rob Harris confirmed that UEFA will not hold a vigil as Turkey are neither a host country nor participating at Euro 2016 anymore after being eliminated in the group stages.

Turkey did however, participate in the European Championships which has left many feeling confused and frustrated with the decision.

The ruling has been widely criticised and UEFA have been urged to reconsider. The European footballing ruling body has held vigils respecting the victims of tragedies and terrorist attacks in the past.