The US Diaspora attacked the Turkish Armenians participating in the World Armenians Olympics in Erivan.
70 sportsmen representing Turkey participated in the fourth World Armenian Olympics in Armenia.
The US Glendale team played against Istanbul basketball team.
Last Mod: 03 Eylül 2007, 09:19
Last week the World Armenian Olympics were held in Erivan, the capital of Armenia and Armenians living in different countries participated in the games.
This time, the games held every four years were marked by ugly attacks not sports.
The male basketball team of US Armenians attacked Istanbul team from Turkey. American basketball players provoked a Turkish player during a double game by saying "ugly Turkish dogs".
The fight started upon these words; police entered the field and the game stopped for 15 minutes.
The American team denied the claims and said: "we did not make such an insult. They started the fight by insulting us. They are not real Armenians they are semi-Armenians."