Keep your distance: Erdogan observes clashes outside Turkish residence in Washington

President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan observes clashes outside the Turkish residence in Washington.

Video shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan observing the clashes from a distance. The violence broke out after Erdogan returned to the embassy after meeting with US President Donald Trump on Tuesday. Erdogan’s security staff moved in to break up an anti-government protest after police refused to make the demonstrators leave a park across the street. Nine people were hurt.

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In This Story: Turkey

Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolian Peninsula in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeastern Europe.

Istanbul, which straddles Europe and Asia, is the country’s largest city, while Ankara is the capital. The majority of the population identifies as Turkish, around 20% identify as Kurdish.

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