Deplorable Cowardly Attack by Turkish Kemalist Extremists on U.S. Sailors in Istanbul

Posted on November 14, 2014


Note from Rafik Beekun:  Turkish Youth Union kemalist extremists should be prosecuted and thrown in jail for attacking our American sailors from the USS Ross. Isn’t the US one of Turkey’s NATO allies? Yes, I know about the Northern Iraq incident before but that is water under the bridge since 11 years ago. Turkey will need the US and vice versa if we are going to defeat ISIS. The behavior of TYU was reprehensible and I am glad that Başbakan Ahmet Davutoğlu had 12 of those extremists arrested and has condemned this despicable gang attack.

Source: NBC News

ISTANBUL – Turkey’s Foreign Minister on Friday described an assault on U.S. sailors in Istanbul this week as reprehensible and vowed that the attackers would “pay the price for their actions.” Members of the nationalist Turkish Youth Union attacked three U.S. sailors on a crowded street in Istanbul on Wednesday, shouting “Yankee go home,” throwing paint and trying to pull hoods over their heads. Video footage was later posted on the group’s website. Twelve people were detained but released by an Istanbul court on Thursday. However, they could still face charges for causing insult and injury.

“The relevant Turkish authorities are conducting a full investigation… We will take all necessary precautions to ensure that such isolated incidents do not occur again,” Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusolgu said during a visit to Australia. [..]

Please click here to watch a video of this despicable attack on our sailors.