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Turkey slams US over 'aggressive' acts against bodyguards

Turkey slams US over 'aggressive' acts against bodyguards Turkey slams US over 'aggressive' acts against bodyguards
Christy Curtis | 23 May, 2017, 12:42

Turkey is summoning the U.S.'s ambassador to protest "aggressive and unprofessional actions" by Washington, D.C., police against its bodyguards last week in a violent melee in which protesters were attacked.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry said it summoned the U.S. ambassador to protest "aggressive and unprofessional actions" by USA security personnel to the security team of Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

People gathered in front of the embassay to protest against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and show support for those he regularly cracks down in Turkey.

Turkey and the U.S. have been at odds over the developments in Syria, where Washington has been supporting Kurdish militias fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group. The mayor as well as the police chief of DC, various Congressmen and the US State Department all condemned the violence.

The case is being heard in Turkey's largest courtroom, which was purpose-built to hear coup-related trials with space for 1,558 people. In the midst of mass purges, crackdowns on dissent, breaks with the West, and suppression of free expression and other rights, the era might be new, but it won't be pretty. "There are just frictions within the relationship".

Bass and the Turkish officials disagreed about what prompted the outbreak of violence, said the official, who demanded anonymity to discuss private diplomatic conversations. Two people were arrested for assault, one of them a protester. "Everybody is absolutely going out of their way and is super sensitive to any potential slight to Erdoğan's or Turkey's honor". Video from the scene had showed USA police struggling to protect protesters, and two Turkish bodyguards were briefly detained after the incident. Turkish embassy officials did not answer their phones nor respond to an emailed request for comment Monday.

The Turkish foreign ministry formally requested a full investigation into the 16 May clash, the ministry said in a news release, which broke out in front of the Turkish ambassador's residence and overshadowed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's first meeting with his USA counterpart, Donald Trump.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on May 21 denounced the clash in Washington last week involving Turkish security personnel and protesters.

However, The Turkish Foreign Ministry sought to shift blame back on the U.S., saying it expected United States authorities to conduct "a full investigation of this diplomatic incident" that saw its two security officials treated "contrary to diplomatic rules and practices". This increases the risk of US troops on the ground in Syria getting drawn into fighting with Turkish or Turkish-backed forces.

"We are communicating our concern to the Turkish government in the strongest possible terms", said State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert last week.

Tensions have heated up between the two nations on several key matters.

Erdogan and his thugs insist the protesters have connections to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which the U.S. has listed as a terrorist group.

Those on trial in Sincan included core suspects behind the coup who raided the state broadcaster and forced the presenter to read out an announcement saying the army had taken over and Turkey was being run by a committee they called "Peace at Home".

The fracas has added to already strained U.S.

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