Washington-Republicans have expressed more dismay Sunday to a recent collision outside of the Turkish Embassy between non-violent protesters and the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security team, but uncertain about the next step.
Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said on “Fox News Sunday” that the incident was Tuesday outside the Turkish Embassy residence in Washington, “outrageous”, and that the trump has commented on the administration’s “dismay” and called on the Turkish Ambassador to the State Department headquarters.
However, Tillerson said, the administration is waiting for the result of the Department investigation, which is likely to be the focus on mobile phone videos of the bloody clash, before further action.
“You don’t need any more information, just take a look at the clip,” Senator John McCain said later on the Fox.
In the period immediately after the incident, the Arizona Republican, that the US should “throw told your Ambassador the hell out” of the country.
“These were his people and Erdogan are people that have been sent, it is” to confront the protesters, McCain continued on Sunday. “This is not America.”
Demonstrators said they suffered concussions, and lost teeth in the melee, which came only hours after Erdogan visited President Trump in the White house.
Turkey says the collision is the fault of the demonstrators, which provoked the aggressive Turkish-Americans who had gathered to see was, of Erdogan. The protesters said they were attacked by security forces as they peacefully protested. A video shared on social media Thursday showed Erdogan just the melee.
The State Department on Sunday called the fight “deeply disturbing” and insisted it would hold a “thorough investigation” to bring those responsible to justice.
Tom Shannon, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs, met on Wednesday with the Turkish Ambassador to discuss Serdar Kilic, the confrontation.
Turkey is a US Embassy claimed that the protesters were in connection with the Kurdistan workers ‘ party (PKK), which has three decades led to a long insurgency against Turkey and is considered a terrorist group by the United States.
But Mehmet Yuksel, who came immediately after the incident and knows almost all of the a little more than a dozen protesters who said they were not connected with this group. Among the victims are Americans, he said, and there was no justification for the attack.
Yuksel, said a demonstrator seen in the video of the attack wearing a mouthpiece, and will always be kicked again, is in his 60s. The man suffered loose and broken teeth, and had to return Friday in a hospital, he said.
Ceren Borazan, seen the box on video in the sweat, said in a Facebook post that the attack “popped a blood vessel in my eye.”
Among the accused in the incident Jalal Kheirabadi, 42, Fairfax, Virginia, He is accused to a police officer. Kheirabadi says he was a victim, not the aggressor.
Tuesday, the incident is not the first time violence, accompanied by a visit of a Turkish leader to the United States in the Past year, violence broke out outside Erdogan’s appearance at a nuclear security summit in Washington, and there were scuffle at the United Nations.
The Trump administration recognized, in short, the two members of the Erdogan ‘ s detail.
A U.S. official, who asked entitled public position on the matter and anonymity, said the guards were released under a globally recognized custom among the Nations not to detain or arrest foreign heads of state and members of their delegations.
The guards are back in Turkey with Erdogan, an authoritarian leader who survived in 2016, a coup attempt on Sunday was re-elected as the leader of Turkey’s ruling party.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.