City Hall lit up in tribute to victims of Istanbul airport attack

City Hall Norwich red and white for Turkey

City Hall Norwich red and white for Turkey - Credit: Archant

Norwich City Hall has been lit up in the colours of the Turkish national flag this evening in solidarity with the victims of a triple suicide bombing in the capital this week.

The death toll from Tuesday's gun and bomb attack at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul has risen to 44 after two more victims succumbed to their injuries. More than 230 people were injured in the attack.

In raids in 16 locations in Istanbul, 13 people suspected of having links to the Islamic State group, the most likely perpetrator of the attack at one of the world's busiest airports, were detained.

In tribute, the Eiffel Tower in Paris will also be illuminated in the colours of the Turkish flag.

The monument will be lit up in red and white at 11pm local time tonight.

Deputy Paris mayor Bruno Julliard said it would be 'a reminder of the unbreakable support of the city of Paris' to the Turkish nation and to the victims of Tuesday's attack.

On Wednesday, the image of the Turkish flag was projected on to several world sites including Berlin's Brandenburg Gate and Amsterdam's Royal Palace.

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