US-Turkish ties hit rough patch after rough Erdogan visit
WASHINGTON - An unseemly incident during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's recent visit to Washington is adding to U.S.-Turkish tensions.
The U.S. says it summoned Turkey's ambassador to the State Department to raise concerns about Erdogan's security detail, seen on video violently breaking up a protest earlier this week outside the Turkish ambassador's residence.
Still, the Trump administration is facing growing calls to respond even more forcefully. The U.S. concedes that it released two Turkish presidential guards after holding them briefly after the incident. They were released under a globally recognized custom under which nations don't arrest members of a visiting president's delegation.
The tensions between the allies are also compounded by a growing spat over U.S. support for Kurdish fighters in Syria. Turkey considers them to be terrorists who threaten Turkey.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Denham Springs city council reviews recovery plan following August 2016 flood
Money Carlo match-to-win mailer misleading to consumers
Court hearing reveals brutal details in molester's murder
Tuesday's ribbon-cutting ceremony marks official opening of water campus
Thieves steal expensive batteries from cranes, backhoes used to repair flooded road