Turkey summons US ambassador to protest 'aggressive' handling of Turkish bodyguards

Mon, 22.05.2017 17:34

Turkey has summoned the US ambassador to protest 'aggressive' action against Turkish bodyguards in Washington, DC, The Associated Press reports.

Body guards for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan were involved in a brawl last week when the president visited the White House. Nine people were injured and two were arrested in the flare-up between bodyguards and anti-Erdoğan protestors.

Many in Washington called for strong, swift action against the bodyguards in the wake of the brawl.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry now says the US ambassador has been given a "written and verbal protest" over the US's handling of the situation. 

Source: Independent

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