Nine hurt and two arrested after Erdogan bodyguards brawl with protesters in Washington
WASHINGTON // Two people were arrested during a brawl outside the residence of Turkey’s ambassador to Washington following a White House visit on Tuesday by president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Erdogan supporters and security guards clashed with Kurdish and Armenian protesters who accuse him of rights abuses, local news reports said.
Mr Erdogan met US president Donald Trump at the White House for a visit that aimed to improve strained ties.
After the Turkish president left the White House, tensions over the Kurdish issue spilled onto the streets of Washington.
Updated: May 17, 2017 04:00 AM