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Three US sailors attacked by extremists in Istanbul

US soldiers attack by far right nationalist group after docking in Istanbul.
US soldiers attack by far right nationalist group after docking in Istanbul. Image by Surreal Name Given / CC BY 2.0

Anti-American protesters attacked three visiting US sailors in Istanbul on Wednesday. The sailors had come ashore from a guided-missile destroyer docked in the city for a few days, when they were attacked by members of the far right nationalist group the Turkish Youth Union, or T.G.B. The group hurled balloons full of red paint and put white sacks over the sailors heads forcing them to return to the ship. Read more: nytimes.com