The US has summoned the Turkish Ambassador Serdar Kalyca after the fight, which occurred in front of the Turkish Embassy in Washington between supporters and opponents of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It is reported BBC with reference to sources among the representatives of the US government.
According to them, Turkey’s Ambassador Serdar Kilic met with U.S. Deputy Secretary of state Tom Shannon on Wednesday, may 17. Details of the meeting were not disclosed.
However, the BBC notes that the fight at the Embassy caused tensions in relations between the two countries. US Senator John McCain on Thursday calling for the expulsion of the Turkish Ambassador from the country.
In turn, the Turkish foreign Ministry called for a change of US special envoy to the anti-terrorist coalition to combat grouping “Islamic state” in Brett Makhorka. The Turkish foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu accused the us diplomat in support of Kurdish fighters. According to him, Mcguirk “definitely” supported the Kurdish Forces of the popular defense forces and the PKK, which the Turkish authorities believe terrorist groups.
Skirmish at the Turkish Embassy occurred on 16 may. The crowd of supporters, Erdogan attacked the protesters, organized near the Embassy of its opponents.
As a result of the incident injured at least 11 people. The fight occurred at a time when the building was the Turkish President, who arrived in the US with a visit.
According to police, in connection with the incident were arrested two people. In the Internet appeared the video, which shows that among the attackers there are people dressed in costumes, presumed to be security personnel of the Turkish leader.
In Washington, the clash called “the brutal assault on peaceful protesters”. In turn, the Turkish Embassy said that the demonstrators were acting aggressively against a peaceful Assembly of Turkish Americans who came to welcome the Turkish leader, and so had to react in self-defense.
* Islamic state (ISIS, ISIL, DAISH) is a terrorist group banned in Russia.