Turks condemn sacrilegious US troops

Turkish protestors burn a US flag outside the country’s embassy in Ankara during protest against a US-made film insulting the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). (File photo)

People have taken to the streets in southern Turkey to condemn US forces based in the country over reports that the soldiers desecrated Islam.

The protest was held on Saturday in the province of Adana, home to the Incirlik Air Base, where US troops are stationed.

The demonstrators demanded that the culprits be identified and punished. They also called for the expulsion of the US troops from Turkey.

The rally came after reports that a group of drunk US soldiers broke the windows of a mosque and destroyed copies of the Qur’an on New Year’s Eve.

The Adana Governor’s office is said to have launched an investigation into the allegations.

The Turkish military denies the sacrilegious move was committed by US troops.

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