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San Diegans show solidarity with Turkish people

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Dozens of San Diegans came together Thursday night at Balboa Park to remember the victims of the terror attack in Turkey.

United and strong San Diegans showed their solidarity with the Turkish people and took a stand against terrorism.

Thursday's vigil marks the third time San Diegans have come together since the terrorist attacks in Paris at Charlie Hebdo. On Thursday, Turkish-Americans said the latest attack on their country shows religion has no boundaries and are grateful for San Diego's support.

May wrote messages of unity and lit candles forming the word, Istanbul.

During the candlelight vigil at Balboa Park's House of Pacific Relations, countries stood in solidarity, even Israel who once stood divided - now united.

Turkish-Americans said seeing mourners wear red to reflect the Turkish flag calmed their anger and fear for their families in Istanbul.

The death toll from the Istanbul airport attack rose Thursday to 44, and a senior Turkish official said the three suicide bombers who carried it out were from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan,

Police raided 16 locations in three neighborhoods on both the Asian and European sides of the city that sprawls across the Bosporus Strait, rounding up 13 people suspected of having links to IS.

Across Istanbul and beyond, funerals were held for the airport victims Thursday, and heartbroken families sobbed as they bid their loved ones farewell, including several local airport workers.

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