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Turkish Fans Chant 'Allahu Akbar' After Booing Moment Of Silence For France (Video)


A Nov. 17 soccer match in Istanbul between Turkey and Greece turned awkward when fans booed during a moment of silence for the victims of the Nov. 13 Paris terrorist attacks, reports TheBlaze (video below).

Reuters reporter Ece Toksabay tweeted that the attendees chanted  “Allahu Akbar” — Which translates as "God is great" in Arabic — after they booed the minute of silence.

The video of the event was uploaded online, showing the disturbance and capturing the chant.

According to the CIA World Factbook, Turkey’s population is 99.8 percent Muslim.

The recent Paris terror attacks killed 129 people and left 352 injured, according to International Business Times. It was the single worst act of violence to hit France since World War II.

Both the Turkish and Greek prime ministers were at the game, reports Daily Mail.

Turkey and Greece have had tense relations due to the prevalence of illegal migrants using Turkey as a transit point into Europe, and the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus. Over the summer, the two countries engaged in a clash after six Turkish jets reportedly violated Greek airspace on July 16, according to Business Insider.

Sources: TheBlaze, Business Insider, CIA World Factbook, International Business Times, Daily Mail  / Photo credit: Daily Mail

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