The music world has begun reacting to the news of a terrorist attack in Istanbul.
Earlier tonight (June 28), three explosions and gunfire were reported to have taken place at the city’s Ataturk airport.
At the time of writing (23:28, 28/6/16), nearly 50 people had been reported to have been killed in the attack, with 60 more people injured.
According to reports, the explosions took place in the international departures area of the airport. Three suicide bombers are said to have been killed in the blasts. No organisation has claimed responsibility for the attack at the time of writing.
“I’m sick and tired of reading about terrorist acts. It’s such a sad, sad, sad world we live in. Thinking about the people in Istanbul,” wrote Zara Larsson.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, who performed in Istanbul tonight, tweeted: “Im ok. And I still love Istanbul”.
“thinking of you, istanbul. it scares me that news like this doesn’t completely shock the world any more. we can’t ‘get used to it’,” said Lauren Aquiliana.
thinking of you, istanbul. it scares me that news like this doesn't completely shock the world any more. we can't 'get used to it'.
— lauren aquilina 🌧 (@laurenaquilina) June 28, 2016
Read more reactions from the music world below:
Thinking of all our friends and the good people of #istanbul. We love you and we love your city and we hate meaningless violence.
— EFTERKLANG (@Efterklang) June 28, 2016
— SB.TV (@SBTVonline) June 28, 2016
— Enrique Iglesias (@enriqueiglesias) June 28, 2016
Thinking of the people of Istanbul ..
— Annie Mac (@AnnieMac) June 28, 2016
Terrible news from Istanbul. My thoughts are with everyone affected.
— stuart braithwaite (@plasmatron) June 28, 2016
Sending out love to all at Ataturk, and all in Istanbul
— Wild Beasts (@WildBeasts) June 28, 2016
Thoughts with all those affected by the attacks in Ataturk airport. Just awful 😔 🇹🇷
— Disclosure (@disclosure) June 28, 2016