Earlier this week, outside the Turkish embassy, protesters were viscously attacked and beaten by Turkish security forces. In Washington D.C. In the United States, not in Turkey. I tried for two hours to write about this, but was far too angry and my words simply would not flow, so I gave it up. Blogger-friend Gronda was able to write the post that I could not, and she did an excellent job of it, so please take a minute to read and ponder her post. What happened was beyond unconscionable, yet Trump did not condemn the actions. This says much. Thank you, Gronda!
This past Tuesday, 5/16/17, the republican President Donald Trump had hosted the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Esrdogan at the White House. Unfortunately, the Turkish president forgot which country he was visiting. Later, as he was observing the exterior of the Turkish embassy in Washington DC where Kurds with supporters were conducting a peaceful protest, his security forces launched a full fledged assault against them.
The Turkish security guards left the US territory shortly after this incident but they were also probably protected by diplomatic immunity. The problem is that this was not the first incident where President Erdogan’s guards had incited a confrontation. And of course, the current White House was mum on the subject.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R)
Here’s the rest of the story…
On 5/17/17, Nicholas Fandos and Christoper Mele of the New York Times penned the following report, “Erdogan Security Forces Launch ‘Brutal Attack’ on Washington…
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