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The Grand Turk
German soldiers attacked in southern Turkey
Seven German soldiers were attacked Tuesday in the southern Turkish province of Hatay by a group of activists who oppose the deployment of Patriot missile system in the country, local newspaper Today's Zaman reported on its website.

The seven German soldiers are in Iskenderun town of Hatay as part of the NATO mission for deploying the missile system on the Turkish-Syrian border.

The soldiers were besieged on their way to a bazaar in the center of Iskenderun by 26 activists from the Turkey Youth Union ( TGB), who tried to throw sacks on their heads, said the report.

The soldiers escaped from the attackers with the help of local people and were not hurt, said the report, adding that they took shelter in a jewelry shop.

After police arrived at the scene, the soldiers were taken to their hotel by security forces.

The group of activists continued their protest and chanted various slogans.

"We will not allow Turkey to be the center for attacks in the Middle East. We will not allow American and NATO soldiers to travel freely in this country," the head of the group said.

"Whether it was German or American soldiers whose heads we put sacks on, it does not matter. All of them are NATO soldiers," he said.

After a brief scuffle with the group, Turkish riot police detained the 15 activists, including TGB leader Ilker Yucel.
Posted by:Elmerert Hupens2660

#6  Semi-auto Undersling High Capacity Assault Sacks; SUHCAS
Posted by: swksvolFF   2013-01-24 14:54  

#5  So Pappy, they ARE the traditional enemies of NATO, but I didn't think that the Warsaw Pact was still around.
Posted by: AlanC   2013-01-24 14:41  

#4  Turkey Youth Union background. Basically left-wing Kemalists.

Posted by: Pappy   2013-01-24 10:07  

#3  Sounds like these Turks don't quite get the concept of a major alliance of which their country is a significant member. All of them are NATO soldiers," he said. as are all of your army you dope.

Turkey made it out of the 8th century all the way to the 18th. Now they seem to want to retreat backwards.
Posted by: AlanC   2013-01-24 08:29  

#2  Sacks.
Are these military grade attack sacks, or modified civilian sacks?
Posted by: ed in texas   2013-01-24 07:17  

#1  I'm all sympathy.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru   2013-01-24 03:59