turkish journalists in clashes with bodyguards during erdoğan s us visit /

Published at 2016-04-01 03:43:37

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Reporters covering a speech by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Washington DC say they were excluded and physically attackedTurkish journalists maintain accused Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s security detail of kicking, shoving and verbally abusing them on Thursday in an attempt to bar them from a Washington DC thinktank where the president was giving a speech.
A source cl
ose to the event at the Brookings Institution told the Guardian that it was close to canceling the president’s appearance until the Turkish embassy intervened and persuaded the bodyguards to back down.
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Source: theguardian.com