Anti-NATO, American Riots in Turkey
President Assad of Syria, responsible for killing over 60,000 Syrians in the current civil war there must be laughing. He has several hundreds of missiles that could target many cities in Turkey. back in early Dec. 2012, Turkey, a NATO member, requested that the US and Germany provide Patriot missile batteries capable of intercepting Syrian missiles should they start flying across the border.
In the Summer of 2003, in Northern Iraq, US troops intercepted and arrested 11 Turkish soldiers on suspicions of formenting an attack on a Kurdish governor in Sulaymaniyah, northern Iraq, the Turkish media reported. The killer squad contained three officers and eight special type forces and others and sacks placed over their heads and then taken to Kirkuk for interrogation for 60 hours.
Turkey has never forgot about this incident, at least, many of the more leftist groups in Turkey. The Turks despise the Kurds and the border they share. So, when American and 400 German troops arrived recently with the Patriot batteries, demonstrations and riots began. The German troops were attacked as they moved about but did not understand why since Turkey requested NATO help to defend their border (the Turks have no Patriot batteries).
The anger vented against them amused some German soldiers, "I guess they think we are American soldiers and don't know what a German flag looks like". The German soldiers all have their national flag on their uniform.