A violent mob of pro-Hamas “protesters” has attempted to storm a U.S. military airbase in southern Turkey, video shows.
The video, published by Reuters, shows the large crowd charging the airbase while chanting “Allahu akbar” and throwing projectiles.
The incident occurred Saturday ahead of Democrat President Joe Biden’s Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to Turkey.
The video shows the aggressive thugs, bearing Palestinian and Saudi Arabian national flags, targeting the Incirlik Air Base in Adana Province.
The mob threw projectiles ranging from stones to plastic chairs at the riot police behind barricades.
The attacks forced police to respond with tear gas and water cannons, the video shows.
Blinken arrived in Turkey to hold talks with his Turkish counterpart Hakan Fidan.
The meeting was concerning the Israel-Hamas war and its various concerns.
They also discussed Russia’s war in Ukraine, NATO unity, and Sweden’s still-pending accession to NATO.
Blinken’s visit to Turkey comes against the backdrop of the country’s recall of its ambassador to Israel.
The recall comes in response to Israel’s refusal to agree to a “ceasefire.”
Concerns are also mounting over the flow of humanitarian aid to civilians in Hamas-controlled Gaza.
The U.S. has a military presence in 15 locations across Turkey, all under Turkish sovereignty.
Meanwhile, in a video statement on Twitter/X, the president of the conservative Muslim aid agency IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, Fehmi Bülent Yildirım, declared support for the Islamic mob who tried to storm the Incirclik Air Base.
“There was a very nice rally here, with speeches,” he said in the video statement.
“May Allah save us and all Muslim countries from this [sic] American bases,” he added.
Yildirım alleged that certain other individuals or groups infiltrated the rally “against our will” and “took different actions,” forcing the rally to a premature end.
“Don’t worry, hopefully, the echoes of this will be beneficial all around the world.”
In the nation’s capital, anti-Israel “protesters” demonstrated in front of the White House, chanting “Allahu akbar.”