A Syrian terrorist carrying a bomb shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he passed through security at a major Turkish airport, according to reports.

The man was going through security checks in the outbound terminal at the Antalya Airport when he reportedly screamed: “I have a bomb on me.”

He was detained by police and airport security as terrified passengers watched on following the threat, according to CNN Turkey.

An eyewitness said the Syrian man was caught as he tried to pass his luggage through the airport’s X-ray machines before telling security he was carrying a bomb.

The horrified witness told local media website NTV that the man, who has not been named, mentioned “work with the terrorists”.

The terrorist has since been taken to a local police station after being removed from the airport, according to reports.

The man is believed to have had family problems and he may have been high on marijuana, according to CNN.

CNN Turkey has reported that the man may have been “mentally unbalanced”.

The airport is the fifth busiest in Europe with 27 million people passing through in 2015.

The country is currently on a heightened state of alert after a gunman dressed as Santa gunned down 39 people in a nightclub in Istanbul as more than 500 revellers were enjoying a New Year’s Eve party.

ISIS have claimed responsibility for the atrocity in Istanbul.