Friday, June 16, 2017

Turkey: US Ambassador summoned to Foreign Office after arrest warrants issued for Erdoğan’s bodyguards

(Ankara) U.S. Ambassador to Ankara John Bass was summoned to the Turkish foreign office after Washington issued an arrest warrant for 12 bodyguards of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan over a brawl outside the Turkish ambassadors residence in Washington.

It appears that the Turks didn't like how the US has reacted after bodyguards for the Turkish President took umbrage at a very small number of Kurdish protesters when he visited Washington last month and as is the way of the Turk, they decided to physically quash the anti-Erdogan protest. Problem for them was it was on US soil and it was caught on camera. Expressing their displeasure the Turkish foreign office issued a statement:
"It has been conveyed to the Ambassador that this decision taken by US authorities is wrong, biased and lacks legal basis; that the brawl in front of the Turkish Ambassador’s Residence was caused by the failure of local security authorities to take necessary measures; that this incident would not have occurred if the US authorities had taken the usual measures they take in similar high level visits and therefore that Turkish citizens cannot be held responsible for the incident that took place."
This comes on top of a number of arrests already made of Turkish citizens living in the US, who forgot that in the US you cannot physically attacks others , simply because your President hates them.