Senator McCain Calls for Expulsion of Turkish Ambassador

Senator McCain Calls for Expulsion of Turkish Ambassador

The visit was also marred by a violent coda - an attack on protesters outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington on Tuesday that US officials said was carried out by Erdogan's presidential guards.

McCain and Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the senior Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, told Erdogan in a letter they sent Thursday that the "actions of your staff violate the constitutional protections of freedom of the press and freedom of assembly enjoyed by all Americans".

Those statements are a sign of Turkey's discontent due to the lack of results of the meeting between Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and his US peer, Donald Trump.

Using noise reduction and volume enhancement techniques, Ferad determined that Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security detail shouted out the phrases "he says attack" and "come, come, come" as they charged the protesters.

Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino called Erdogan's security detail "irresponsible" following another violent incident a month later in Ecuador's capital city of Quito. "Somebody told them to go out there and beat up on these peaceful demonstrators", McCain said. They said they expected "conduct more appropriate" from Turkey, a member of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and a key USA ally.

Video footage of the clash on Tuesday showed men in suits charging past police to kick and punch protesters.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a business meeting in Istanbul, Thursday.

Both sides accuse each other of provoking the brawl which left more than 10 people injured.

The State Department has said it is investigating the incident and also issued a statement condemning the Turkish government "in the strongest possible terms".

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It aimed to improve traffic congestion and safety, but not all sidewalks were fitted with safety bollards or barriers to vehicles. At first, I thought someone was intentionally doing it. "I ripped off his shirt", Balde said. "This place?" Balde said.

"The Turkish-Americans responded in self-defense", the statement said.

US government officials have been roundly critical of the guard's actions.

Washington's Metropolitan Police Department said it had arrested two U.S. residents, Ayten Necmi, 49, and Jalal Kheirabadi, 42, over the incident.

The Turkish foreign minister is calling for the removal of the U.S. envoy, claiming he is sympathetic to Kurdish Syrians as the top congressional Republican demands swift action after the Turkish president's security detail violently broke up a protest in Washington, DC.

McCain laid blame directly at the feet of Turkish officials.

But Ankara is now upbeat about the future of relations with Washington under President Donald Trump, with Cavusoglu praising the new administration as "more sincere" after Erdogan's talks with the USA leader this week.

The United States sees the YPG as the most effective force on the ground in the fight against Islamic State militants.

The U.S. State Department said the episode was "deeply disturbing" and promised that an investigation would hold those responsible to account.

It said the protesters belonged to the Kurdistan Workers Party, the PKK, which Turkey has labeled a terrorist organization.

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