Drone encounter proves social media hit, sparks controversy

Footage of a Turkish villager’s startled reaction as a drone approaches him has received millions of views since it was posted online, according to Hürriyet Daily News.

In the video an unidentified man, thought to be shepherd, appears shocked and frightened by the drone, with some media reports claiming it was the first time he had encountered one.

Drone operator Muhammed Kalmaoğlu recorded the footage in the province of Zonguldak on Turkey’s Black Sea coast.

While millions watched the video online, some commentators criticised the footage as violating the man’s privacy.