Echiejile, Ikeme Condemn Istanbul Airport Attack

At least 41 people were killed and dozens more wounded by three suicide attackers at Istanbul’s main airport on Tuesday night, in the latest in a string of terrorist attacks in Turkey. Credit/Ilhas News Agency, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

The Super Eagles duo of Elderson Echiejile and Carl Ikeme have sent their condolence messages to the victims of Turkey’s Istanbul airport attack perpetrated by a still unidentified terrorist group on Tuesday night, local time.

Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme was quick to condemn the attack at Turkey’s airport on his Twitter handle.

Ikeme tweeted: “So sad about the news in Turkey. When this happens in other parts of Europe we would hear of it constantly. Let’s not forget all the world is dealing with terror problems.”

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Family members of victims cry outside the Forensic Medical Center in Istanbul, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Suicide attackers killed dozens and wounded more than 140 at Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport late Tuesday, Photo/Emrah Gurel – AP

Also, Monaco FC defender Echiejile, who is unhappy with the current trend of terrorist attacks in Europe and around the world took to Twitter to urge everyone to be united.

He wrote: “Lets pray and unite against terror!” #PrayForTurkey #EUE3.

A triple suicide bombing at Istanbul’s main international airport on Tuesday night has left 41 dead and more than 200 wounded. Of the victims identified according to NPR news, one is a Ukrainian national but many are Saudi and Turkish nationals.

The Turkish government suspects it’s an ISIL related attack, but no group has stepped forward as of the time of this report to claim responsibility.

The bombers detonated explosive vests in the arrival hall of Istanbul Atatürk Airport, which is the third busiest in Europe, and the busiest and largest international airport in Turkey. The airport is running as usual today, with flights departing and arriving on schedule, despite the devastating attack the Turkish government wants to show solidarity by allowing for business to run as usual.