Video shows Turkey’s Erdogan watched his guards clash with protesters
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New video captures Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan watching members of his security detail violently clash with protestors in Washington on Tuesday.
The Hill confirmed that the video, uploaded to YouTube on Thursday, was shot by a staff member at VOA Turkish, a multimedia Internet and TV service.
His bodyguards are visible from Erdogan's car kicking and punching protesters.
Roughly two dozen protestors had gathered outside of the embassy to protest the Turkish leader's policies.
The Turkish Embassy said on Wednesday that Erdogan's bodyguards were acting in "Self-defense" during the incident and the protesters were affiliated with the terrorist group PKK. A protest leader denied that anyone involved had any ties or sympathies to the PKK. The clash has been fiercely criticized by Washington, D.C., police and local officials who described it as a violent attack on peaceful demonstrators.
Erdogan was in Washington, D.C. to meet with President Trump.
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