The United States said on Wednesday that it was voicing its "strongest possible" concern to Turkey over a street brawl that erupted between protesters and Turkish security personnel during President Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Washington, D.C.
Sen. John McCain said the USA should toss the Turkish ambassador "the hell out" after a demonstration outside the envoy's home in Washington turned violent and several protesters were beaten bloody.
Police said the fighting outside the Turkish ambassador's residence on Tuesday injured 11 people, including a Washington police officer, and led to two arrests for assault.
Eyewitness accounts, along with the testimony of Washington DC's police chief, confirm that the protest was loud but peaceful until Erdogan's goons waded in and attacked.
Some of the protesters were knocked down and kicked repeatedly in the head.
After the violence, Arizona Sen. "It would be beneficial for this person to change", Cavusoglu said, referring to McGurk, adding that Turkey "would not meddle in the domestic issues of another country". He added that some members of the pro-Erdogan group were carrying firearms, which made it more hard for police to contain the scene.More news: Venus Williams opens play at French Open on Day 4
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Top congressional Republicans are demanding the Trump administration take swift and severe action against the Turkish government in response to violence involving members of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security detail, with one saying the U.S.
Although the PKK is recognised as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the United States and the European Union, their supporters are usually not arrested in western countries in the same manner that sympathisers of Daesh, another terrorist organisation, routinely are.
Mr Erdogan, who met President Donald Trump earlier in the day, was visiting the Turkish ambassador's residence when the scuffle broke out.
Washington and Ankara are bitterly at odds over United States support for the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria, which Turkey considers a front for banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) separatists. It said they chanted anti-Erdogan slogans, and that Erdogan's team moved in to disperse them because "police did not heed to Turkish demands to intervene".
"We are facing a picture where terrorist organizations are constantly supported, strengthened and are confronting us".
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