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US House calls for criminal charges against Erdogan bodyguards


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US House calls for criminal charges against Erdogan bodyguards

The US House of Representatives has called for criminal charges to be brought against Turkish security personnel involved in violent clashes with protesters in Washington last month.

A resolution condemning the brawl was passed unanimously by 397-0 on Tuesday. It reflects outrage at the scenes outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence during President Erdogan’s visit to meet President Trump.

Turkey has blamed the violence on demonstrators linked to the militant Kurdistan Workers Party while Washington’s police chief described the incident as a “brutal attack” on peaceful protesters.

Ankara reacted angrily to the resolution. Turkish media reports said the Foreign Ministry branded it “against the spirit of alliance and partnership between Turkey and the United States”.



with Reuters