On Tuesday evening three suicide bombers armed with guns blew themselves up at Turkey’s largest airport, leaving at least 31 people dead and 147 more injured. In the words of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the explosions at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport have once again “revealed the dark face of terror organizations targeting innocent civilians.”

As ever Eurovision artists have joined the chorus of voices condemning the attacks, using hashtags including #PrayForTurkey, #PrayForInstanbul and #StopTerror on social media. On Instagram, Samra, Azerbaijan’s Eurovision 2016 singer, posted a simple black square, conveying the horror in simple and stirring terms. Her reaction, and others, follow.

Samra (Azerbaijan 2016)

Il Volo (Italy 2015)

Hadise (Turkey 2009)

Sabina Babayeva (Azerbaijan 2012)

Lidia Isac (Moldova 2016)

Praying for Istanbul… 🙁 Dear friends, wherever you are, take care…!

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Barei (Spain 2016)

Can Bonomo (Turkey 2012)

Harun Tekin (Turkey 2008)

Dalal (Bosnia & Herzegovina 2016)

Rosa López (Spain 2002)

Deen (Bosnia & Herzegovina 2016)

Soraya (Spain 2008)

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Wayne
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Wayne

@Mark seems to have an inferiority complex as trying to establish himself with restricted codes of language. lmao And he seems to be far away from cross-questioning and lost in that emposed stuff in his mind. Better to ignore him lol.
Btw we are all sorry for the victims, their families and the beautiful city #Istanbul. ;( Our hearts with you all.<3
#PrayForIstanbul

Mark Beckenfruer
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Mark Beckenfruer

nickc, May God bless you too! xoxo

nickc
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nickc

Dear Mark as you are a bloodthirsty fanatic, no need to discuss with you. However, this is a eurovision site. So I suggest you go and puke yo poison somewhere else

Mark Beckenfruer
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Mark Beckenfruer

nickc Lol, ignorant clown)) Let’s then make Bible illegal!

Genesis 9:6 – “Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.”

Hebrews 9:22 – “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.”

“Blood for blood” is a law of the universe and you can’t do much.. In fact you don’t even have to do anything. The universe itself (soon or later) will make it right.

Mark Beckenfruer
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Mark Beckenfruer

MeL Andonovska, idiot, what fairytales do you mean? Kurds are being killed in the east of Turkey right now. What does the Armenian nation has to do with this? Don’t worry about them, they are okay just like they have been thousands years ago. Instead, you should be worrying about mental health of yourself, your Turks and their associates – they are in danger, you are in danger. Turks are very hostile and it is pretty noticeable throughout their short but incredibly bloody history. As I said, the world should be scared because of stupid and ignorant people like you… Read more »

nickc
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nickc

Wiwibloggs- mark’s comments “like blood for blood” are illegal and supporting terrorism. Maybe you need a bit of moderation? Don’t you think we need to respect millions of people mourning the lost lives?

drag
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drag

Jamala – 1944, Lyrics

When strangers are coming…
They come to your house
They kill you all
And say
We’re not guilty
Not guilty

drag
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drag

again a song of the esc winner very profetic, remember the jamala’s song?

MeL Andonovska
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MeL Andonovska

Reading through the comments I am really scared for the future of armenian nation… I mean people died there in airport, at least show some respect. We are all human being after all and you come here to tell fairytales from God knows which years. 🙁

Mark Beckenfruer
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Mark Beckenfruer

Mike I’m aware of that but I just can’t stand double standarts.

Mark Beckenfruer
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Mark Beckenfruer

NickC. What do you mean I even if it was true? What is wrong with you? How can you doubt about what happened with millions(!) of Greeks, Armenians, Assyrians in Ottoman empire? Wait you must be retarded, or or turk or azer.., just like that lying disgusting halfanimal secret. About the terror in Constantinople. I repeat.. The turks now at this moment terrorizing Kurds in the east. There are people women, kids being killed and nobody seems to have noticed it no one cares about them. Where is your #prayforkurds? Even now someone like you dares to insult memory of… Read more »

Roxana Montoya
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Roxana Montoya

Again armenians shows some nationalist attitude. But the topic is terrorism, are you even serious, people?? Terrorism is real threat for whole planet, for all the races/people. It has no religion or nation. The news that we hear from the places like Orlando, Paris, Estambul, Brussels could happen in Armenia too. Why so much hatred for God’s Sake? Feels like those ppl forgot about humanity or sth…

Mike
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Mike

@Secret
I am well aware of this conflict and all the facts. But there’s no meaning to continue with someone who has no elementary manners to hold a discussion.

Secret
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Secret

@Mike Are you stupid or what?Why I need to lie?All of them are true.Believe it or not it’s like this.Go mind your own bussines.

RIP for peoples who died in Turkey.GOD will punish all of them.ALLAH REHMET ELESIN

Mike
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Mike

@Secret
@Mark Beckenfruer
Mark Beckenfruer this wasn’t the time and place to bring forward those issues.
And Secret you are writing absolute lies.

NickC
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NickC

Mark Beckenfruer- even if what you wrote was true, would it justify the loss of 40 + lives? Are you human?

EuroFan
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EuroFan

Soraya competed in 2009.

redfox
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redfox

praying helps nobody. there is nothing but the moon and stars “up” there. solving real problems one by one helps. a pair of hands working helps, a pair of hands put together in prayer is just being lazy.

Anabela SakamTe
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Anabela SakamTe

@Mark Beckenfruer More love Less hate, remember that, dear friend!

Condolences to all the people who got injured there. #StopTerrorism #PeaceToTheWorld

Racal
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Racal

Haters comparing the reactions to the Istanbul attacks to the ones to Paris/Brussels/Orlando attacks in 3, 2, 1, …

While the stupid dogs are barking at each other, my thoughts to Istanbul. May you rest in peace. <3

Mark Beckenfruer
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Mark Beckenfruer

Secret I won’t even read this bs. Stupid animal.

Arie
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Arie

That’s so sad. 🙁

Secret
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Secret

Mark Beckenfruer _Tell me who is going to pray for poor kids which their mom’s and dad’s were chopped of in front of them by armenians .Every head was given 1 dollar in Yerevan.For that they was chopping of the heads.Who is going to pray for Azeris who died in Karabakh war.The kid was killed by a towel and mom was burned.Many people’s legs freezed.This isn’t a lie.This is the reality what happened to my nation.I saw everything.At that there was 2 countries praying for us Turkey and Pakistan Do you have heart?50 peoples died and 106 injured badly.If this… Read more »

Mark Beckenfruer
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Mark Beckenfruer

Who’s going to pray for the kurds who have been (and it is happening now) slaughtered by turks in the east of their country?
Who is going to pray for Armenia and majority of its population that have been slaughtered by the turks?
Who is going to pray for a few more millions of Greeks and Assyrians that have been slaughtered by Turks?

Digital Style
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Digital Style

The sad thing is that things like this don’t even surprise me anymore, because I’ve seen too many to be shocked.

random.sage2.5
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random.sage2.5

Our leaders back here in the USA say this is the dying breath of ISIS trying to reclaim itself because we’re winning the war. I’m seeing this as the new normal…

Turkey tried not to be involved but avoiding ISIS entirely but now we gotta all come together to help prevent future attacks.

#PrayForIstanbul

Jonas
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Jonas

Desperately sad. Increasingly I’m beginning to feel that maybe there is no hope for this little planet after all. The lunatics are taking over. However easy it is to give in to pessimism, we should try to stay hopeful. It’s not easy, though.

Liam Alan Lindsay
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Liam Alan Lindsay

First Orlando, Now this… Enough is Enough.
Time that the world leaders pooled together regardless of internal disputes and conquered this malevolence, if we don’t stop it its going to continue and get progressively worse

#EndTheBloodshed