US Sailors Attacked in Turkey
Protesters yelling “Yankee go home!” attacked three U.S. sailors in Istanbul, Turkey, on Wednesday, while the guided missile destroyer USS Ross was in port.Reportedly, the incident has tarnished the NATO relationship with Turkey.
The sailors were not injured and all returned to the ship, said Capt. Greg Hicks, a spokesman for U.S. European Command.
Liberty was canceled for the ship’s crew for the remainder of the day, and investigators from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, along with the U.S. Embassy, are looking into the incident.