Turkey's football community has expressed sympathy for the families and victims of deadly attacks hours after top teams Besiktas and Bursaspor met in Istanbul.
The football community reacted with shock and sympathy after two bomb attacks rocked central Istanbul following a match on Saturday night.
Two blasts outside the Vodafone Arena in the heart of Turkey's biggest city, two hours after a league match between top teams Besiktas and Bursaspor, killed 38 people and injured over 150.
UEFA expressed condolences to the families of the victims affected by the bombings in a series of tweets.
UEFA would like to express its deepest condolences to the families of all the victims of tonight's bombing in Istanbul. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/UxxPknqv87— UEFA (@UEFA) December 10, 2016
We strongly condemn this horrible act and send our support to the Turkish Football Federation, Besiktas and Bursaspor football clubs. 2/2 pic.twitter.com/1kwpAUVjAN— UEFA (@UEFA) December 10, 2016
The Besiktas football club condemned terror and said it stood "in solidarity" against the attackers.
Bursapor, the other team in Saturday's fixture, tweeted "We condemn terror."
Two other of Turkey's top teams, Galatasaray and Fenerbahce, also condemned the attacks.
Turkey's star player Arda Turan, currently with FC Barcelona, denounced the attack on Twitter.
Terre lanet olsun. lkemizin, milletimizin ba saolsun. Cennet vatanmz teslim alacaklarn dnenler kahrolsun...— Arda Turan (@ArdaTuran) December 11, 2016
In Saturday's match Besiktas defeated Bursaspor 2-1.