Obama’s buddy is used to crushing anyone who questions at home.
Turkish security services brought their strong-arm tactics to Washington on Thursday, roughing up protesters, journalists and even D.C. police before a speech by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The event descended into chaos and violence outside the Brookings Institute near D.C.’s Dupont Circle after the president’s security personnel confronted a small group of people gathered to protest Erdogan’s visit.
Erdogan was in town to meet with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday and deliver a speech at Brookings before attending this week’s Nuclear Security Summit in the capitol.
Reporters and onlookers captured the whole pandemonium in photos and videos, which they shared on Twitter in real-time.