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Turkish president watches as his security detail beat up protesters in Washington

Turkish president watches as his security detail beat up protesters in Washington
May 19
14:11 2017

A video which surfaced on Thursday shows Turkey president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, looking on as his security team clashed with protesters in Washington DC.

The incident happened in front of the Turkish ambassador’s residence.

The video emerged after US President Donald Trump had welcomed Erdogan to the White House and praised him as an ally in the battle against Islamic extremism in the middle-east.

The Voice of America’s Turkish service shared the video on its Twitter account.

In the video, Erdogan is seen standing beside a black Mercedes sedan while his bodyguards in suit were beating up some of the protesters.

The demonstrators who displayed placards saying ‘Erdogan supports ISIS’ were calling on Trump not to welcome him in the US.

Meanwhile, US senator John McCain, has called for Turkey’s ambassador to the US to be removed from the country following a brawl outside his Washington DC residence earlier this week.

He went on to call for a diplomatic response from the US and said the government should press charges against Turkish officials involved in the brawl.

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