New footage has emerged showing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan looking on as his armed guards violently clash with a group of protesters outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington D.C. on Tuesday.
John McCain called for the Turkish ambassador to the USA to be thrown out of the country on Thursday amid growing anger over the violent beating of protesters that took place outside of the Turkish embassy in Washington earlier this week.
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Two suspects linked to the violence outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington have appeared in court on assault charges, police said late Wednesday.
That attack has been condemned by the US State Department and the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Ed Royce, who wrote a letter urging the secretary of State and US attorney general to hold the attackers accountable.
"We are communicating our concern to the Turkish government in the strongest possible terms", State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement on Wednesday.
And that's what we saw playing out later that day near the Turkish embassy grounds, when otherwise peaceful protesters were set upon by Turkish government thugs.
President Tayyip Erdogan told US President Donald Trump during his visit to Washington this week that Turkey would act "without asking anyone" if it faced any sort of attack from the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, Turkish media reported earlier today. Nine people were injured, one seriously.
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Video shows people pushing past police to confront a small group of protesters across the street in Sheridan Circle.
In their Oval Office meetings Tuesday, Trump did not mention Erdogan's increasingly tight grip on power in Turkey or allegations of irregular elections under his leadership.
He added that authorities had arrested a NY man and charged him with aggravated assault, while a Fairfax, Va., man was arrested and charged with assault on a police officer.
Turkey's president told the United States it will not join any military operations that include Kurdish fighters in Syria.
TURKEY'S rows with its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies escalated yesterday over USA support for Syrian Kurdish separatists and Germany's use of a key air base.
The violence and injuries were the result of this unpermitted, provocative demonstration.
USA officials strongly criticized the Turkish government.
"You can not have that happen in the United States of America". "They stopped us for a few minutes ... but we still stayed and continued to protest Erdogan's tyrannical regime".
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