Turkey Calls For Ouster Of US Envoy To Anti-IS Coalition

US capital slams 'attack' as Erdogan guards clash with protesters

US capital slams 'attack' as Erdogan guards clash with protesters

"We should throw the Turkish ambassador out of the country, we should identify those people that performed these unlawful acts of beating people up and they should be charged", McCain told reporters.

"We strongly condemn the violence that took place yesterday outside the Turkish Embassy in Washington", the Republican senators Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton and Mike Lee said in a statement.

President Donald Trump walks Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to his auto following his visit to the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

"Just past year, when Erdogan was back in the States for a summit on nuclear security, at Brookings, outside Brookings, [in Washington, D.C.], there were similar protests and similar unseemly scenes of clashes along Massachusetts Avenue". "There is no excuse for this kind of thuggish behavior".

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".

The U.S. declined to say whether the security agents were granted diplomatic immunity or under what conditions they were released. USA officials said this month that the White House had approved supplying arms to the YPG, a decision that caused alarm in Ankara. The Turkish embassy released a statement on May 17 that contradicted USA officials and video evidence, blaming instead the demonstrators, who, it said, had been "aggressively provoking Turkish-American citizens who had peacefully assembled to greet the president".

The Metropolitan Police Department said it had arrested two people for assault and identified them as USA residents, 49-year-old Ayten Necmi of NY and 42-year-old Jalal Kheirabadi of Virginia.

Authorities say nine people were hurt and two arrests were made during an altercation at the Turkish ambassador's residence in the US capital. "The Turkish-Americans responded in self-defense and one of them was seriously injured".

Video footage uploaded to social media shows a group of men in suits punching and kicking the protesters, including a prone woman, as police struggle to contain the clash.

Tensions between Washington and Istanbul are running high after the Trump administration announced plans to arm Kurdish Syrian militants fighting the Islamic State group despite intense opposition from Turkey, which considers the Kurds as terrorists.

Turkey launched its Euphrates Shield operation inside Syria a year ago, backing Syrian rebels with tanks, air strikes and special forces to sweep Islamic State from its southern border and stop the advance of the Syrian Kurdish YPG, which Ankara regards as a terrorist organisation.

Turkey is ready to retaliate if it faces a threat from the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and will not shirk from launching a military campaign if need be, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.

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