The U.S. State Department has again condemned the actions of Turkish security personnel during last week’s visit to Washington by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as Turkey summoned the U.S. ambassador to Ankara over the incident.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said, “As we noted previously, the conduct of Turkish security personnel last week was deeply disturbing. The State Department has raised its concerns about those events at the highest levels.”

She confirmed that the U.S. ambassador to Turkey was summoned to Ankara to discuss what she called “the violent incidents involving protestors and Turkish security personnel.”

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