A group of models have sparked outrage after being caught pulling a nude stunt on a boat in Turkey.
The Ukrainian women were said to have travelled to Göcek Bay intending to repeat the notorious “Butt Squad” naked balcony pictures in Dubai.
Video shared by Turkish media captures the six models sailing in a “luxury boat” accompanied by two unidentified men.
One woman can be seen taking off her bikini bottom while another pair are lying topless on the bow of the boat.
At one point, one of two men turns around and waves at the camera.
A witness was quoted saying: “Two of them were just making love.”
Local newspaper Lider reported: “The emergence of such an image during the lockdown and the month of Ramadan caused a great indignation.
“It is also a matter of curiosity about the people in the images wandering inappropriately on the boat in a relaxed state.”
One model Ruslana Kovkova, 21, was named by the Turkish media as being on the boat but she later deleted her pictures.
Two other Ukrainian models present were Veronika Kurgan, 21, and Diana Pogorelaya, 20, and another was named Snezhana.
It is understood that all six are now back in Kyiv after being briefly held and “interrogated” by Turkish police, but it is only now that their attempt to stage a Dubai copycat has become clear.
The stunt came as Turkish residents are on full lockdown but foreign tourists are permitted to roam freely if they can show they are Covid-free.
Another model who was on the boat, Julia Vetrova, posted a video message saying: “As we know, it is better not to do naked pics in Muslim countries.
“We understood this after the (Dubai) case with the balcony. But in fact we must make our own mistakes, to learn the lesson for sure.
“That is, if you want to do a naked photo in Turkey or other Muslim countries, do not do this – or only with maximum secrecy.”
She urged others to hide their location and said: “We took pics with the girls and were filmed from another yacht.
“Somehow it ended up in a newspaper. We were detained by police.
“All is good now, but we were interrogated and it is not very pleasant. So be careful.”
Anastasia Kashuba, 20, who was on the Dubai trip, said that the women had travelled to Turkey to emulate the scandal with a stunt similar to the one on the balcony.
“They just decided to repeat after us – and arrange a party in order to also be lit up all over the world,” she said.
“I also should have gone to this party, but I just applied too late.”
The result was “very funny”, she claimed, adding that she and other returnee models from Dubai now “have a lot of fun here in Kyiv, and we love to be famous all over the world” as a result of the balcony shoot.
The man who organised the Dubai trip Vitaliy Grechin, 41, remains in custody in the United Arab Emirates pending a negative test for Covid-19.
Around 20 women who accompanied him were either freed after being detained, or left Dubai before they were held over the balcony image.
Those released from custody have been banned from returning for at least five years.