Footage shows Erdogan personally order security detail to attack protesters, calmly watch afterwards
YEREVAN, MAY 16, ARMENPRESS. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan personally ordered his security detail to attack the peaceful protesters outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence in Washington DC. As seen in the footage, Erdogan watched how the protesting crowd was being heavily battered.
Erdogan has been caught on tape by Voice of America, watching the incident.
The footage shows the Turkish President sitting in the car and listening to the chants of the protesters, who were shouting ‘Child Killer Erdogan’. A bodyguard was standing next to the car’s open door and was updating the president on the situation, and Erdogan in turn was giving orders.
The video clearly shows how the bodyguard contacts another bodyguard after receiving orders from the Turkish president, who gestures with his head and charges into the protesters.
Erdogan then gets out of the car, and starts to watch how his security detail beats the protesters, while the first bodyguard returns to him, as if briefing on the happening.
After watching the beating, Erdogan enters the Ambassador’s residence.
The US State Department, Washington Mayor and several congressmen have condemned the incident.
The protest was organized by the Armenian National Committee of America, the Hellenic Council of America and several other – Kurdish, Assyrian and Greek organizations.