Terror in Turkey as hotel staff dress up as ISIS terrorists poised to carry out gun attack on tourists
Published 29/10/2015 | 12:51
British tourists screamed and ran for their lives when a staff member at a Turkish hotel dressed up as an ISIS terrorist and waved a gun at guests.
The man whose name is not yet known wore black robes, a hood and a mask as he carried out the prank at the Club Hotel Pineta in Marmaris.
As the 'gunman' chanted in Arabic and pretended to search for a weapon underneath his clothes, his colleagues reportedly appeared amused.
A photo shows the man posing poolside as three male tourists who are in the water look at him in shock.
He then entered the hotel restaurant when he continued to terrorise guests.
The incident comes just months after the beach massacre in Sousse, Tunisia, in which 38 tourists died.
Jade Daines, a mother-of-one from Ashford, Middlesex, who witnessed the recent stunt, told The Sun that the incident was shocking and extremely frightening.
"People had no idea what was going on, we feared the worst.
Daines said that when hotel guests reported the matter to staff at reception they 'laughed.'
Club Hotel Pineta have not yet commented about the latest incident.
Meanwhile, a similar stunt took place in August at another Turkish hotel, the Grand Yazici Mares hotel in Icmeler.
Men dressed in black stormed the venue's pool area with fake machine guns and cans labelled 'FUEL'.
Jason Phythian (43) from Manchester, was relaxing beside the pool at when one of the men poured the 'fuel' over his body.
He then watched in horror as the man pulled out a cigarette lighter.
Fellow sunbathers fled as other 'attackers' arrived with fake guns.
The holiday makers were later told that the stunt was part of a 'Hollywood-themed poolside show'.
However, many were left outraged and said it resembled the atrocities in Tunisia.