WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is facing growing calls Thursday for a violent response to violence by the Turkish presidential elections of guards on American soil, were taken, temporarily, this week, but then free. The indecent incident has added to U.S.-Turkish tensions are exacerbated by a growing spat over the US in the war against the Islamic state (ISIS) group in Syria.
The United States said Turkey called on the Ambassador to the State Department, where the No. 2-ranked U.S. diplomat expressed concerns over the security detail for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Washington, after they captured on video violently breaking up a protest. U.S. lawmakers called for tougher measures. The government should “throw their Ambassador the hell out” of the country, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said.
The calls came as the administration admitted that it had released two members of the Erdogan’s detail, after you shortly after the incident, which took place outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence in the U.S. capital on Tuesday. While officials vowed an investigation, the guards are already back safely in Turkey with Erdogan, dampening any prospects for holding them to account.
The local police and the legislature initially speculated that the diplomatic immunity prevents the U.S. holding company of the men. A U.S. official said on Thursday, that was not the case. Instead, Erdogan released were guards, a world-renowned user-defined arrest among the Nations, or to arrest foreign heads of state and members of their delegations, the official said, the entitled public position on the matter and anonymity asked.
The guards to the left of US is struggling to point to anything that amounts to accountability. In addition, the perception of favor that the US allowed Turkey to be the leader to bring strongman tactics with him when he visits the U.S. capital. To speak in the past year, Turkish security officials miss a number of journalists at a Washington think tank, where Erdogan was set.
“It must have consequences,” House Minority whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., Said Thursday.
The State Department of the recent incident called “to insist on the deeply disturbing” that a “thorough investigation, which will allow us to hold the responsible persons accountable is of the utmost importance to us.”
The riot erupted when Erdogan came to the residence of the Ambassador after a meeting with President Donald Trump. Videos show, the people pushing past to confront the police, a small group of protesters on the street.
Attack with your fists and feet, the men in dark suits and others repeatedly seen kicking a woman as she lay curled up on the sidewalk. Another person wrench a woman around the neck and throws you to the ground. A man with a megaphone again and again was kicked in the face. In all, nine people were injured.
“This is not Turkey. This is not a third world country,” McCain said on MSNBC.
Another video shared on social media Thursday showed Erdogan, watching the melee from the back seat of his vehicle. He later, the vehicle and the colleagues in the direction of the chaos leaves.
Turkey Embassy had gathered blamed the violence on protesters, saying that they provoked the aggressive Turkish-U.S. citizens to Erdogan. The message claimed, without evidence, that the protesters were in connection with the Kurdish workers ‘ party, or PKK, which has led to a three decades long insurgency against Turkey and is considered a terrorist group by the United States.
The violent closure to Erdogan’s visit to the sky-high tensions between the US and Turkey, NATO allies, the increasingly sparred over U.S. strategy in the direction of victory over ISIS fighters in Syria.
The Turkey’s dismay, Trump has decided to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters in the upcoming battle to retake the key city of Raqqa. Washington, the Syrian Kurds are considered an effective force against ISIS. Looks to Turkey as a PKK extension and an existential threat to the Turkish sovereignty.
In his protest against Trump the decision of Turkey requested foreign Ministers on Thursday that Trump fired, the US envoy in-charge of the anti-ISIS coalition, Brett McGurk.
And Erdogan’s speech in Istanbul two days after the meeting with Trump, he said, was Washington on the announcement that its forces will not hesitate to attack US-backed Kurds, if you threaten Turkey.
“We are already telling you in advance: Our rules give us this authority,” said Erdogan. “We take this step, and we will not discuss or consult with anyone.”
The Trump administration rushed to McGurk’s defense.
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said McGurk has “the full support and backing” of trump and Secretary of state, Rex Tillerson.
Still, Nauert tried to recognize the concerns about terrorism by the PKK and other groups in Turkey.
“We respect these concerns, and to continue regular consultations with our NATO allies said on this and other issues of mutual importance,” Nauert.