Berlin’s most famous landmark, the Brandenburg Gate, is illuminated in the Turkish colours as a sign of respect to the victims of the triple suicide bombing and gun attacks at Istanbul’s main airport. The assault on Europe’s third-busiest airport was the deadliest in a series of suicide bombings this year in Turkey, part of the US-led coalition against ISIL. The country is struggling to contain the conflict from neighbouring Syria and an insurgency by Kurdish separatists. Amongst the mourners were many people of Turkish descent. In Berlin alone, there are some 200,000 people of Turkish descent living in the capital (about 6 percent of Berlin’s population) and some three million living across Germany.