Hundreds pay respects to victims of bombings outside Besiktas stadium

They gathered on Sunday to place flowers around the Istanbul stadium – a show of mourning and solidarity in the wake of Saturday’s deadly attacks that killed at least 44 people.

Photo by: AFP
Photo by: AFP

Most of those killed in the blasts were police officers. People placed flowers around the stadium and on police vehicles to honour those who died.

Mourners on Sunday marched along the Bosphorus to the Vodafone Arena in Istanbul's Besiktas district in a show of solidarity against terrorism and to pay respect to those who died in Saturday night's deadly twin bombings, a few hours after a match between two of Turkey's top football teams.

Lance Santos reports from the scene.

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