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3 US Sailors Attacked in Turkey while on Shore Leave


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Twelve Turkish nationalists detained after an attack on U.S. sailors in Istanbul were released on Thursday but could still face charges for causing insult and injury, local media reports said.

The group assaulted the three sailors on a crowded street in Istanbul on Wednesday, shouting "Yankee go home", throwing paint and trying to pull hoods over their heads, in an assault condemned by the United States.

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U.S. sailors on board guided-missile destroyer USS Ross prepare to leave the port in Istanbul today. (Murad Sezer/Reuters)

The group, members of the nationalist Turkish Youth Union (TGB), were told they faced possible charges of insult, injury and breaching laws on public protests in an Istanbul court before being released by the prosecutor, the Dogan News Agency (DHA) said.

The U.S. Embassy described video footage of the attack, posted on the TGB's website, as appalling. The Pentagon said shore leave had been cancelled for other servicemen from the U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer, the USS Ross, which was expected to leave Istanbul on Thursday.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry also condemned the attack, branding it disrespectful and "impossible to view with tolerance".

The assault appears to have been inspired by an incident in Iraq in 2003, when U.S. forces detained a Turkish special forces unit, leading its members away for interrogation with hoods over their heads.

Turkey is a key NATO ally in the Middle East but anti-American sentiment runs high. A recent poll showed only 19 per cent of Turks have a favourable view of the United States.

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I don't know about any of you but I would not want to *iss off any one that comes from a ship that has "guided-missile destroyer"

in its name. That kind of ship does not usually travel alone.  :shrug:  :twocents: 

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I don't know about any of you but I would not want to *iss off any one that comes from a ship that has "guided-missile destroyer"

in its name. That kind of ship does not usually travel alone.  :shrug:  :twocents: 

 

That's why shore leave was cancelled.......to protect the Turkish.   :lol: 

 

GO RV, and NO BV

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"The US Dept of state reported Dec 2011 that as part of the cooperative effort to further Turkish economic and military self-reliance, the United States has loaned and granted Turkey more than $7 billion in economic aid and more than $14 billion in military assistance over several years."

 

WHY?

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Exactly GymRat.... MY tax money is going to build up Turkey's army which in turn is fighting against us?!?! Right... Pull the money let everyone put their cards on the table and we go from there!!!

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