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Erdogan Protest Violence
Posted by: btfc
Date: May 19, 2017 12:19PM
I'm suprised that there's not a thread about this already.

"Erdogan Security Forces Launch ‘Brutal Attack’ on Washington Protesters, Officials Say"

'Supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, including his government security forces and several armed individuals, violently charged a group of protesters outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence here on Tuesday night in what the police characterized as “a brutal attack.”

Eleven people were injured, including a police officer, and nine were taken to a hospital, the Metropolitan Police chief, Peter Newsham, said at a news conference on Wednesday. Two Secret Service agents were also assaulted in the melee, according to a federal law enforcement official.

The State Department condemned the attack as an assault on free speech and warned Turkey that the action would not be tolerated. “We are communicating our concern to the Turkish government in the strongest possible terms,” said Heather Nauert, a State Department spokeswoman.

A group of Republican lawmakers went a step further, calling the episode an “affront to the United States” and calling for Turkey to apologize. '

[www.nytimes.com]

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Re: Erdogan Protest Violence
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 19, 2017 12:30PM
Welcome to 'Trump-O-The-Future'
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Re: Erdogan Protest Violence
Posted by: mattkime
Date: May 19, 2017 12:40PM
its sooo weird.

justice seems simple - send the offenders to jail.



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Re: Erdogan Protest Violence
Posted by: samintx
Date: May 19, 2017 12:40PM
Well, the fighter bums at least were dressed for the occasion! Gotta give them credit for that….in business suits!hamster dance

Erdogan just watched. Not much coverage on this event for some reason.

Is this going to start happening here?
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Re: Erdogan Protest Violence
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: May 19, 2017 12:43PM
This was deeply crazy. They literally exported state violence from Turkey to D.C.

Literally.



rj
AKA
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Re: Erdogan Protest Violence
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: May 19, 2017 01:05PM
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mattkime
justice seems simple - send the offenders to jail.

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Re: Erdogan Protest Violence
Posted by: steve...
Date: May 19, 2017 01:07PM
John McCain said we should throw the Turkish ambassador out.

That would probably be bad for 45's Trump Towers Istanbul though.

45's good buddy Flynn is probably against it too.



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Re: Erdogan Protest Violence
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 19, 2017 01:45PM
The rioters apparently have diplomatic immunity. And, yes, Flynn would have sent the protesters to Turkey for trial and execution.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/19/2017 01:46PM by Speedy.
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Re: Erdogan Protest Violence
Posted by: btfc
Date: May 19, 2017 01:48PM
"The rioters apparently have diplomatic immunity."

Some do, some don't.
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Re: Erdogan Protest Violence
Posted by: $tevie
Date: May 19, 2017 01:49PM
OMG. Incredible. :-(



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Re: Erdogan Protest Violence
Posted by: samintx
Date: May 19, 2017 02:11PM
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steve...
John McCain said we should throw the Turkish ambassador out.

That would probably be bad for 45's Trump Towers Istanbul though.

45's good buddy Flynn is probably against it too.

I think you are right. He isn't going to mention it because it will affect his purse. Gotta keep those dollars rollin' in.
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Re: Erdogan Protest Violence
Posted by: mattkime
Date: May 19, 2017 02:39PM
I think the point where you tread on diplomatic immunity is the point where it should be revoked.



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Re: Erdogan Protest Violence
Posted by: $tevie
Date: May 19, 2017 02:56PM
I do believe that we can at least expel them, should anybody care to pursue that avenue. I doubt there's any interest in doing so.



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Re: Erdogan Protest Violence
Posted by: mattkime
Date: May 19, 2017 04:58PM
soooooo @#$%& up.....sooooo @#$%& up.

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$tevie
I do believe that we can at least expel them, should anybody care to pursue that avenue. I doubt there's any interest in doing so.



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Re: Erdogan Protest Violence
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: May 22, 2017 07:38AM
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$tevie
I do believe that we can at least expel them, should anybody care to pursue that avenue. I doubt there's any interest in doing so.

Doesn't matter - they're already gone. They weren't covered by an immunity agreement while here, but there's no way this administration would arrest a sovereign guest's bodyguards, short of them committing rape or murder.



rj
AKA
Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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Re: Erdogan Protest Violence
Posted by: GGD
Date: May 22, 2017 10:48AM
An update today, Turkey is blaming this on the US and asking for an apology.

[www.usatoday.com]

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Turkey summoned John Bass, the U.S ambassador to Ankara, to its Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday, in protest at the treatment of Turkish security personnel following a brawl in Washington last week.
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