Turkey Protesters Say Erdogan Supporters Attacked Them in Washington

Former Fox News chief Roger Ailes dead at 77
Fox News Founder, Roger Ailes, Dead at 77
Author

20 May, 2017

In an interview with Turkish broadcaster NTV, the foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, accused the USA envoy, Brett McGurk, of "providing support" for the PKK and the Syrian force, known as the YPG. He then "exited the vehicle and looked directly toward the melee feet away".

McCain, the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, and Feinstein, the ranking member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, write in the letter to Erdogan that members of the Turkish security detail "allegedly broke through police lines and violently attacked a small group of protesters...wounding at least nine people".

But the Turkish Embassy said the demonstrators were aggressively provoking Turkish-Americans who had gathered to greet the president, and they in turn responded in self-defence.

The Turkish ambassador, Serdar Kilic, "met Wednesday with Under Secretary of State Thomas Shannon - a day after the embassy violence", according to the VOA report.

The senator said he was "outraged" after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bodyguards appeared to assault protesters Tuesday.

Videos of the incident show people fighting in Washington D.C.'s Sheridan Circle. "This kind of thing can not go unresponded to diplomatically", the senator said in an interview with MSNBC. Another person wrenches a woman's neck and throws her to the ground.

The U.S. State Department is expressing concern about Tuesday's violent clash involving supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and a few dozen protesters outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington. A man with a bullhorn is repeatedly kicked in the face.

The two leaders touted strong ties between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, but Erdogan emphasized his country will not accept Syrian Kurdish fighters in the region while stopping short of directly criticizing a US decision to arm them. Video shows Erdogan supporters and bodyguards flooding through the police line and beating protesters on American soil.

The Turkish Embassy, in a statement Wednesday, described the protest as "unpermitted" and "provocative". He later exits the vehicle and peers toward the chaos.

In its protest against Trump's decision, Turkey's foreign minister demanded Thursday that Trump dismiss the USA envoy in charge of the anti-IS coalition, Brett McGurk. "Turkey is not a country that will consent to such treatment", Erdogan said in a speech to business leaders in Istanbul.

"We said we would not be in such an operation with you where you ally with terror organizations and so we said good luck", Erdogan said. "We will take such a step and we won't discuss it or consult with anyone".

The PKK is considered a terror group by the USA and Turkey's Western allies.


More news


  • Analysts Showing Optimistic Trends For Target Corp. (TGT)

    Maximum and minimum EPS estimate for the current quarter is projected at $1.25 and $0.79, respectively, according to 24 analysts. Investors looking to grow long term wealth should devote at least some of their portfolio to companies that pay dividends.
    Indivior PLC (INDV) Earns

    Indivior PLC (INDV) Earns "Buy" Rating from Stifel Nicolaus

    On 6/16/2016 BT Group plc announced a dividend of $0.66 with an ex dividend date of 8/10/2016 which will be payable on 9/13/2016. The Company's Energy segment provides services and products created to support industrial, nuclear and electrical applications.
    Health care fight shifts to Senate, where GOP wants a reboot

    Health care fight shifts to Senate, where GOP wants a reboot

    The GOP bill is correctly opposed by a number of physician and health care groups, including the American Medical Association. Republicans have a 52-seat majority, meaning they can lose up to two senators, with Vice President Pence breaking a tie.
  • Raids against Chidambaram, Lalu: Jaitley says day of reckoning has come

    Raids against Chidambaram, Lalu: Jaitley says day of reckoning has come

    According to reports, the CBI raids on the residences of P Chidambaram and his son in Chennai started early morning. He said no documents had been seized from his residence during the raids and that he had done nothing wrong.
    Destiny 2 Project Leader Says They Have

    Destiny 2 Project Leader Says They Have "No Plans" For Nintendo Switch

    Each of these arms have different attributes such as fire, electric, wind, ice, stun, explosion, and blind. Everything begins on May 26 (North America only, rest of the world on May 27 ) and ends on May 28 .
    French president talks to Putin, faces media troubles

    French president talks to Putin, faces media troubles

    French President Emmanuel Macron waits for a guest on the steps at the Elysee Palace in Paris , France, May 16, 2017. France is ranked 39th in the 2017 world press freedom index by the group.
  • What are Analyst's Indicators for Sirius XM Holdings Inc

    What are Analyst's Indicators for Sirius XM Holdings Inc

    Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.43% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors. Finally, Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd boosted its stake in Sirius XM Holdings by 1.7% in the first quarter.
    Cavaliers sweep past Raptors into NBA Eastern finals

    Cavaliers sweep past Raptors into NBA Eastern finals

    One of the most attainable will be Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry. "We gained something that goes way beyond basketball". With 6:38 remaining in the game, the Raptors took a 93-92 lead to finish their comeback from a 16-point deficit.

    Mourinho wants to keep De Gea at Manchester United

    I am happy for the second half because we played good football with good chances to win the game which is important for us". Barring a U-turn from Mourinho, Romero will face Ajax, and was a slightly surprising choice at Southampton.
  • Russian foreign minister mocks media over Trump disclosures

    Russian foreign minister mocks media over Trump disclosures

    New Zealand's Foreign Affairs Minister Gerry Brownlee noted in a statement that the report was rejected by senior US officials. At the press conference, Lavrov also said Russian Federation would like to improve its relations with the European Union (EU).

    Short Interest in Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM) Drops By 18.4%

    Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 6,262 shares in the company, valued at approximately $356,307.80. Norges Bank purchased a new stake in shares of Whole Foods Market during the fourth quarter worth about $165,510,000.
    Trump hopeful as interviews continue for new Federal Bureau of Investigation  director

    Trump hopeful as interviews continue for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

    Schumer said he also wants to hear from Attorney General Jeff Sessions but that meeting with Rosenstein would be a good start. Democrats called for a special prosecutor to investigate the alleged Russian ties to the president's 2016 election campaign.