05.18.17

Leahy REAX On The Attacks In Front Of The Turkish Embassy

“The unprovoked, vicious attack on peaceful protestors by Turkish security agents was appalling and a graphic reminder of how political dissent in Turkey is routinely crushed with impunity.  This is not the way we do things in America, and we have to stand up for universal values.  This shameful incident also calls again into question President Trump’s praise for President Erdogan, whose consolidation of power threatens the foundation of Turkey’s democracy.  Those responsible for this abuse of authority must be identified.  And the Turkish Government would be well advised to waive any immunity these agents may have so they can appropriately be held accountable.”

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