Turkey: Regime pouts, says Erdogan’s guards should be allowed to attack protesters in America

Source: Washington Post

“Turkey’s Foreign Ministry lodged a formal protest Monday with the U.S. ambassador over ‘aggressive’ actions by American security personnel during a visit to Washington last week by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that was marred by a violent clash between Turkish guards and protesters. … Local police said the Turkish guards savagely attacked a peaceful protest outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence as Erdogan was visiting. Footage of the melee showed what appeared to be Turkish security guards kicking and choking protesters as police struggled to contain the unrest. It also showed Erdogan watching, from a distance, as the fighting raged. … But Turkish diplomats faulted the local police, saying they had failed to quell an ‘unpermitted’ and ‘provocative’ demonstration.” (05/22/17)