— Conflict News (@Conflicts) October 13, 2015
Before a pivotal European Championship qualifier in the Turkish city of Konya on Tuesday, Turkey's and Iceland's soccer teams gathered at the center of the field for a moment of silence to honor those who died in the Ankara terror attack over the weekend. But what was supposed to be a poignant moment of national unity turned into a snapshot of the very real divisions rankling Turkey.
As the video above shows, a vocal minority of fans whistle and jeer during the minute's silence, while the stars of the Turkish team and most of the crowd look on in silence.
— Capulcu TurkKick (@TurkKick) October 13, 2015
The twin bombing in Ankara on Saturday hit a rally held by leftist groups and a leading pro-Kurdish political party. The death toll marks it as one of the worst terrorist attacks in Turkish history. But Turkey's deeply polarized political present means that not everyone in the country is sympathetic to those who perished.
Top officials from the government and the ruling Justice and Development Party did not make appearances at mass public commemorations for the dead in Istanbul and Ankara. Opposition leaders pointed the finger of blame for the attack at nationalists and elements of the state.
The rancor will continue to simmer in the days and weeks ahead. Turkey will hold its second national election of the year on Nov. 1, after the results of a vote in June failed to yield a stable government.
There was good news, though, on the pitch. Turkey beat Iceland and sealed its place in next year's European Championship in France.