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Two Turkish Muslims Arrested for Trying To Suffocate a Soldier While on Base

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ISTANBUL –  Two members of a Turkish nationalist youth group were detained after trying to put a sack over the head of a U.S. soldier at an air base in southern Turkey, according to Turkish media reports.

The state-run Anadolu Agency reported Sunday that two members of the right-wing group, Yalcin Semir Akarsu and Cenk Kizilirmak, were placed under house arrest after the incident that occurred Saturday at the Incirlik air base in Adana province.

There was no immediate reaction from U.S. or Turkish officials.

Turkey's private Dogan news agency says Kizilirmak filmed his friend as he chased the soldier.

WATCH: Turkish Kemalist man is trying to put a sack on U.S. soldier's head in İncirlik base, and chasing him pic.twitter.com/l1YpIznP38

— Ragıp Soylu (@ragipsoylu) April 16, 2016

The nationalist Turkish Youth Union posted footage on Twitter in which the man identified by Dogan as Akarsu is heard as saying, "You put a sack over our soldiers' heads in 2003. You are responsible for that and for the terrorism in our country."

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