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Turkish bodyguards take Washington by force

After assaulting a deputy in Ecuador, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s bodyguards this time terrorize the media and protesters in Washington.
Turkish security personnel struggle to take a sign away from protesters in front of the Brookings Institute before the arrival of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Washington, March 31, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTSD14K
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Up until a couple of years ago, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was a leader much in demand by foreign statesmen. And it wasn't just Erdogan who was in demand: Prestigious think tanks used to mobilize to host Turkish government officials and parliamentary teams visiting Washington.

But Turkey's growing authoritarian trend has made Turkish officials unwanted guests. As if this was not enough, we now have to deal with incidents caused by Erdogan’s bodyguards.

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