Nevermind the videos of the Turkish security forces in Washington, pounding the protesters.
The country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is now saying that the real problem in the last week was the shocking brawl outside the Turkish Embassy US law enforcement actions.
The government on Monday, the US Ambassador called in Ankara and delivered a “written and verbal protest” about what he called “aggressive and [unprofessional] measures … through US the security forces” against the “close protection team” in DC last week.
The sound you hear is the gasping of the U.S. lawmakers already outraged over Turkish bodyguards’, the violence against demonstrators neighorhood in a normally quiet Washington.
“This is really rich,” rep Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Fox News said on Monday, in reaction to the Ministry statement.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., tweeted, “can’t make it to…” in reference to the Ambassador summons.
Can’t do it until… “#Turkey says, and summons US envoy in Washington street brawl” https://t.co/neXSJVsMz9
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) May 22, 2017
The Turkish government is trying to postpone debt guard to your body were beating, captured on video, and protesters are in DC, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saw from the distance.
The Ministry is now a “full investigation of this diplomatic incident,” citing “lapses of security” during Erdogan’s stay in Washington requested allegedly caused “by the inability of the US authorities, sufficient arrangements in each Phase of the official programme.”
But U.S. lawmakers say that this is hardly the case.
“DC police to intervene when Erdogan said the security goons Americans of the peaceful exercise of their first amendment rights outside the Turkish Embassy,” Lofgren attacked.
To protect Lofgren referred to video from the scene showed that US fight officers, the protesters.
Lofgren added not released: “The safety of criminals from prison because they were clearly a flight risk. You should be charged with with assault and arrested if you ever tried to enter the United States again.”
Lofgren also President of the Trump criticized, is on his first foreign trip as commander-in-chief, not directly to the incident, although his foreign Ministry condemned the violence.
The latest statement from the Turkish government might be called upon to ignite an already tense situation, as several legislators to punish the Trump administration, Turkey.
McCain suggested last week that “we throw their emissary the hell out of the United States of America.”
And Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., warned the Turkish government that it could not be the financial consequences to punish if you will, which involved the safety of the officers in the incident.
Graham and Leahy, the surveillance of the US development assistance budget, in a letter to 18 of the Turkish Ambassador to the US, Serdar Killic warning there could be “possible implications for Turkey’s support should be given to this question, less than the highest attention and consideration it deserves, from the government of Turkey.”
The Ministry of foreign Affairs confirmed on Monday that the Turkish government summoned U.S. Ambassador John Bass at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“The behaviour of the Turkish security forces last week, was deeply disturbing,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. “The Ministry of foreign Affairs has expressed concern over the events at the highest level.”
Turkey is now the protesters are demanding goods in connection with the PKK.
But DC police chief Peter Newsham said in the past, the violence seemed to be provoked. The U.S. secret service announced last week that it is the study of the brawl, the nine people to the hospital.
DC Metropolitan Police Department said to Fox News on Monday that the investigation “remains active,” and will be jointly conducted by the Department of state’s Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Secret Service, and MPD.
MPD added: “All three law enforcement authorities to actively exchange information and be in contact as the investigation continues.”
Fox News’ rich Edson contributed to this report.
Brooke Singman is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.