Department of state: U.S. “at the highest levels” raised the issue of riots involving the protection of Erdogan
WASHINGTON, may 19. /Offset. TASS Anatoly Bochinin/. The United States expressed concern over the Turkish side in connection with the actions of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who on Tuesday during his visit to Washington led to clashes. About it the correspondent of TASS said the representative of us state Department.
“The behavior of members of the Turkish security service earlier this week has caused deep concern. The state Department expressed its concern about these events at the highest levels. A thorough investigation that will allow us to bring the perpetrators to justice, is of the greatest importance,” — said the diplomat. He said that the foreign Ministry “is working closely” with the authorities of the capital.
In addition, the state Department confirmed that last Wednesday the Turkish Ambassador to the US Serdar Kilic was summoned to a meeting with US Deputy Secretary of state Thomas Shannon. In addition, two employees of the Turkish security service “was briefly detained during the clashes, and then they were released”.
On Tuesday evening at the residence of the Turkish Ambassador to the U.S. was short, but violent clashes between supporters and opponents of the current authorities in Ankara. The fight took place at a time when the diplomatic mission was Erdogan. As a result, suffered nine people, including two seriously injured. Earlier it became known that the D.C. police intend to indict employees of the security service of Erdogan, participated in the clashes.
On American soil!
Erdogan”s bodyguard violently kicks a helpless bloodied lady.
This guy should be expelled today!@StateDept @marcorubio pic.twitter.com/FQPbXnvbbI
— The Battalion Reagan (@ReaganBattalion) may 17, 2017
Representatives of the Turkish Embassy in the US claimed that the fight at the Ambassador’s residence in Washington provoked Ankara members of the banned Kurdistan workers ‘ party.
@maddow Follow up: This shows Erdogan gave the order. The bodyguard outside the car gives the go-ahead after listening to Erdogan. @SenJohnMcCain pic.twitter.com/ev1xEdEcQ5
— SeriouslyUS? (@USseriously) may 18, 2017