This video says about itself:
Oct 4, 2012
Turkish police use tear gas to disperse a small group of anti-war demonstrators approaching parliament, as Turkey uses artillery against Syrian targets for a second day.
Around 30 anti-war protesters marching towards the Turkish parliamen in Ankara are stopped by riot police using tear gas. The demonstration comes as deputies debate a motion that could authorise military action in Syria.
Turkish mob threatens German soldiers
Published: 23 Jan 13 11:57 CET
German soldiers manning Patriot missile batteries on the Turkish-Syrian border have been threatened by an angry mob of demonstrators thought to be from a left-wing nationalist youth group.
A “mob” is a word usually used for criminal gangs, like the mafia.
However, here The Local uses it to describe demonstrators, expressing their view that Turkey should not get involved in the bloody war in Syria. Who are the real mobsters here? Anti-war demonstrators in Turkey? Or rather warmongers like the torturing prince of Bahrain, who wants “democracy” in Syria by bloodshed? CIA agents bringing United States taxpayers’ money to Al Qaeda in Syria? NATO countries politicians, using Turkish, German, and other soldiers as cannon fodder?
The Local describes the demonstrators as “nationalist”. I don’t know the organization of which they are said to be members well. But really aggressive Turkish nationalists in, eg, the government promote war in Syria. They don’t demonstrate against it.
After some 40 people surrounded the soldiers in the southern town of Iskenderun, one German reportedly had a bag containing white powder thrown over his head. Four other soldiers managed remained unscathed [sic] and all five made it back to their army quarters after Turkish security forces arrived. All of the Germans were in civilian clothing at the time of the incident.
While the authorities stepped in quickly enough to prevent things from escalating further, similar attacks have happened in the past on foreign soldiers on Turkish soil.
Thought to be from the Turkey Youth Union (TGB), a nationalist youth organisation, members have been known to throw bags over NATO soldiers in the past in reference to the treatment of Turkish soldiers captured by US forces during the 2003 Iraq war.
The German soldiers manning Patriot missiles on the border are part of a NATO mission requested at the end of 2012 by the Turkish government to help protect against attack during growing unrest in Syria.
There are around 350 German soldiers working on the “Active Fence Turkey” project, which started properly in the country at the beginning of this year.
Opposition against Dutch soldiers in Turkey: here.
- Protest in Ankara against Patriot missile deployment (dailystar.com.lb)
- Patriot missiles arrive in Turkey (aljazeera.com)
- German soldiers shall help Turkey overthrowing the Syrian government – Turkish columnist: German soldiers and Patriot missiles for war of aggression against Syria. (syrianews.cc)