Turkish president's bodyguards pummel protesters again

Turkish president's bodyguards pummel protesters again

Turkish president's bodyguards pummel protesters again

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Reuters in an interview on Thursday that Turkey will deploy troops in Syria's northern Idlib region as part of a "de-escalation" agreement brokered by Russian Federation last month.

Before the meeting, Trump said Erdogan has "become a friend of mine". After a minute or so, Erdogan tells the audience to "not give this attractive gathering to a few impertinent hall terrorists".

US President Donald Trump held talks with Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday, praising the controversial Turkish president's leadership despite a domestic crackdown on critics.

Another demonstrator unfurled a banner for a banned Kurdish group and was escorted out. "While how the Turkish cartographer Piri Reis created the map of the United States so clearly and precisely in 1513 still maintains its mystery, the reason why 1,750 US companies in Turkey invest in Turkey is yet so clear", the ads read.

Erdoğan thanked "my dear friend Donald" as they were poised to assess "the current relations between the United States and Turkey, as well as we will have the opportunity to discuss the recent regional developments as well". "You're a terrorist! Get out of my country!".

As shouting continued and security personnel grappled with protesters, Erdogan paused onstage before blaming the interruption on "a few impertinent hall terrorists".

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Another critic of the South Korean initiative, Larry Niksch, a Korea expert formerly with the U.S. Trump signaled ahead of the meeting that new sanctions would be announced against North Korea.

When Erdogan visited Washington, D.C., in May, protesters gathered at the ambassador's residence, and the situation devolved into an altercation with the Turkish leader's bodyguards - who were seen on video pushing past D.C. police to attack protesters, nine of whom were left injured.

Erdogan told PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff on Monday that when two spoke on September 9, Trump told him he was sorry for what happened.

As security escorted the protesters out, nearby Erdogan supporters beat the protesters, including delivering several blows to the head of one man.

The protests come just hours after President Trump met with Erdogan on Thursday in NY, where he said that he and the Turkish president "have a great friendship".

The UN guard was taken to the hospital with a rib injury.

"We have a great friendship... we are as close as we've ever been", Trump added.

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