Protest against Joe Biden's visit to Turkey

About 300 people have protested US Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Turkey, chanting: "Biden get out. This country is ours."

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 22, 2014, 22:58 PM IST

Istanbul: About 300 people have protested US Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Turkey, chanting: "Biden get out. This country is ours."

The demonstration occurred on the European side of Istanbul on Saturday, as Biden was on his way to a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the Asian side of the city.

Biden didn't see the protest, which was organised by the Youth Association of Turkey, the same group that roughed up three US Navy sailors while chanting "Yankee, go home!" a week ago in Istanbul.

The protesters threw red paint at the sailors and briefly succeeded in putting white sacks over their heads.

The servicemen, who were not hurt, were from the USS Ross, a guided-missile destroyer then docked on an inlet of the Bosphorus Strait in the Black Sea.