Erdogan says Turkey can not lift state of emergency until fully calm

Eleven people were injured, including a police officer, and nine were taken to a hospital, the police chief, Peter Newsham, said at a news conference Wednesday.

A congressional aide told The Associated Press that two members of Erdogan's security detail were detained on the scene Tuesday by diplomatic security agents, and they quickly claimed diplomatic immunity and were released.

In their Oval Office meetings Tuesday, Trump did not mention Erdogan's increasingly tight grip on power in Turkey or allegations of irregular elections under his leadership. Video shows Erdogan supporters and bodyguards flooding through the police line and beating protesters on American soil.

The incident occurred outsides the residence of the Turkish ambassador with the president watching for a few seconds before turning to go inside.

A senior Republican senator is calling for Turkey's ambassador to be thrown out of the country in response to violence involving members of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's (REH'-jehp TY'-ihp UR'-doh-wahns) security detail.

"The Secret Service fully respects individuals' First Amendment Right to free speech and the right to peacefully protest", the Secret Service said in a statement.

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The White House hasn't commented on the altercation, but President Trump has been criticized for his positive comments on foreign leaders, like Erdogan, who have been criticized for their records on political freedom and human rights. "The Metropolitan Police Department will continue investigating the incident and will work with federal partners to ensure justice is served", said D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser. "We are not going to go into specifics or speculate on what may happen", a State Department official said in a statement.

According to the International Crisis Group, at least 2,798 people, including state security personnel and Kurdish militants, have been killed in Turkey.

The Turkish embassy issued a statement on Wednesday that the protesters were "affiliated with the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party)", which Turkey considers to be a terrorist group.

"It is another thing for us, as Americans, to see that exported to the United States", Hamparian said. Washington voiced concern over the air strikes and said they harmed the coalition's fight against Islamic State. "This isn't Turkey. This isn't a third-world country, and this kind of thing can not go unresponded to diplomatically".

The U.S. State Department said the episode was "deeply disturbing" and promised that an investigation would hold those responsible to account.

Turkey believes the Kurds in Syria are linked to the PKK.

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