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This is the shocking moment a Russian tourist kicks a cute little dog in a shop in a holiday resort town popular with Brits before headbutting the pooches outraged owner.
The incident was filmed in the dog owner’s gift shop in the popular tourist resort town of Alanya in the south-western Turkish province of Antalya and shared on social media.
According to reports, Russian tourist Igor Nekludov entered the shop with his partner and ended up breaking the owner’s nose.
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In the footage, the shop owner in black, identified as Metin Omeroglu, is seen walking past his little dog before the Russian tourist, wearing a blue top, appears to pet the pooch.
Nekludov is joined by a woman and they both talk to the shop owner, apparently interested in a selection of wines on display.
The Russian man seems to have a problem with his hand after petting the dog and just as he is inspecting it, the pooch wanders over.
He appears to kick the little dog and Omeroglu walks over to “calm him down”.
Nekludov throws a punch at the shop owner and misses, but he then headbutts Omeroglu.
The shop owner crouches down holding his nose as the woman pushes her partner away.
According to local media, Nekludov and his companion fled the scene while the dog owner was taken to hospital with a broken nose.
After receiving treatment, Omeroglu then reported the incident to the police.
He later said: “This happened in my own country, in my own place of work! The guy claimed that my three-kilogramme (6.6-lb) dog tried to bite him so he kicked it.
“Despite this, I tried to tell him to calm down, but he ended up breaking my nose.
“Igor Nekludov, this arrogant man, is currently enjoying his holiday in Antalya, sunbathing.
“Let’s see if our beautiful country’s legal system manages to take care of its own people.”
The police investigation is ongoing. According to a statement made by the dog’s owner that was quoted in local media, the Russian man has not been arrested.
According to the British Foreign Office, “British nationals made over 2.3 million visits to Turkey in 2018”.
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