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Turkish Security Assaults Protestors In Washington DC

20 May 2017, 02:42 | Laverne Osborne

Erdogan Supporters in Violent Clash with Protesters in Washington

Turkey's President Erdogan delivers a statement to reporters alongside Trump after their meeting at the White House in Washington

Erdogan had been in Washington to visit with Presidnet Donald Trump and protesters gathered outside of the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, said The Guardian.

Tensions are running high between the United States and Turkey after the Trump administration announced plans to arm Kurdish Syrians militants with small arms, machine guns, armored vehicles and other military hardware.

The militia associated with the PYD, the People's Protection Units (YPG), are allies of the United States, while the Turkish government considers them a terrorist organization.

Close-up footage shared on social media showed Turkish officials dressed in suits beating and punching people in the crowd and, in at least one case, kicking out at a woman splayed on the ground.

Newsham added that nine people were hospitalized following the skirmish, and two men were arrested.

On Wednesday, the State Department said "violence is never an appropriate response to free speech".

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey's leader told Donald Trump that his country will keep on fighting Syrian Kurdish militants even though they are a key US ally against the Islamic State group, Turkey's foreign minister said Thursday, adding that a top USA envoy should be fired for backing the Kurds. "This kind of thing can not go unresponded to diplomatically", the senator said in an interview with MSNBC.

And Erdogan, speaking in Istanbul two days after meeting Trump, said he was putting Washington on notice that his forces won't hesitate to attack USA -backed Kurds if they threaten Turkey.


The protesters said they were demonstrating peacefully until Erdogan's guards and supporters suddenly moved toward them.

A State Department spokeswoman said, referring to the incident, the United States is communicating concerns to Turkey's government "in strongest possible terms".

Activists planned the protest titled "Erdogan in Washington: A Rally Against Dictatorship" weeks before Erdogan's visit to Washington to meet with his USA counterpart.

Police barricaded the perimeter to separate the groups. A man with bullhorn is repeatedly kicked in the face.

The Turkish embassy claimed the groups that assembled were "affiliated with the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party)" without permission and "began aggressively provoking Turkish-American citizens who had peacefully assembled to greet the President", according to a statement released late Wednesday. They said they expected "conduct more appropriate" from Turkey, a member of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and a key US ally.

"The Turkish-Americans responded in self-defense", the statement said. "The United States recognizes this inviolability, which provides reciprocal protection for the United States overseas".

Still, Nauert sought to acknowledge Turkey's misgivings about terrorism by the PKK and other groups.



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