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#1 Rail Paul

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 10:17 PM

 

Members of a Turkish nationalist youth group assaulted three visiting American sailors in Istanbul on Wednesday, hurling balloons filled with red paint at them, putting white sacks over their heads and calling them murderers.

A video posted online by the group, the Turkish Youth Union, or T.G.B., shows a dozen of its members staging an anti-American protest in the touristy Eminonu district and attacking the sailors, who were not in uniform, in broad daylight.

 

NY Times reports that 2/3  of Turkish citizens have an unfavorable view of Americans.

 

 

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#2 Steve R.

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 06:58 PM

"NY Times reports that 2/3  of Turkish citizens have an unfavorable view of Americans".

 

Probably close to the same % that Americans have of other Americans.

 


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Posted 04 January 2015 - 11:38 PM

"NY Times reports that 2/3  of Turkish citizens have an unfavorable view of Americans".

 

Probably close to the same % that Americans have of other Americans.

 

 

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When we visited Turkey last year, I found most people with whom we interacted were quite friendly, and happy to accept US dollars.


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#4 StephanieL

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 04:41 PM

My in-laws are going to Turkey in June.  Hope the locals have a better perception of South Africans.


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