Turkish President: Trump Called To Apologize After My Bodyguards Were Indicted For Beating DC Protesters

The Washington Examiner reports:

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said President Trump called him to apologize after members of his security detail were indicted for attacking protesters during his visit to Washington, D.C., in May. “Actually President Trump called me about a week ago about this issue,” Erdogan said, through a translator, during an interview with “PBS Newshour” that aired Tuesday. “He said that he was sorry and he told me that he was going to follow up on this issue when we come to the United States within the framework of an official visit.”

Nineteen people, including 15 members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail, were indicted in August for attacking peaceful protesters outside the D.C. embassy. The charges, dealt by a grand jury, detail the assault in which the defendants attacked the peaceful demonstrators outside of the Turkish embassy. All 19 are charged with conspiracy to commit a crime of violence, a felony punishable by a statutory maximum of 15 years in prison, according to the Associated Press. Several face additional charges of assault with a deadly weapon.

Last night the White House denied that Trump apologized.

  • clay

    Chief Scout of the United States– didn’t call.
    President of Mexico– didn’t call.
    Prime Minister of Australia– wishes he hadn’t taken the call.
    Dueterte, Erdogan, Putin– HAPPY to take the call.

    • doninkansas

      Birds of a _______, flock ________.

      • clay

        feather their nesteggs together?

    • Halou

      There is no direct line between the US and Mexico, so when an earthquake happens it takes more than a week for the message to get through, of course… /s

  • BeaverTales

    Film evidence of Turkish security attacking peaceful American protestors on American soil?

    What about that Trump sovereignty speech?

  • gaycuckhubby

    Hmm… which egotistical authoritarian wannabe dictator do we believe?

    • Treant

      Schrodinger’s Authoritarian Dictator. Believe both at once until somebody opens Mueller’s tape box of wire taps and discovers the truth.


  • Rex

    America First!
    Except, you know, when it isn’t.

    • Uncle Mark

      For someone who campaigned on defending American citizens against “vicious attacks from foreign Muslims on US soil,” we can see what a hypocrite Twitler is. What is right and what is moral be damned.

      The protests took place OUTSIDE the Turkish Embassy. These Turkish security personnel decided to LEAVE the secure grounds of their embassy to wantonly attack Americans exercising their right to protest on American soil. It’s obvious the Turkish dictator is unaccustomed to seeing protests out his window, but he chose to come here. Yet, I think that Trump desperately wishes he could do the same as well.

  • j.martindale

    He loves him some autocrats. What a prick.

  • Tawreos

    Trump is probably trying to figure out a way to make this legal for his own security staff.

    • boatboy_srq

      What? You mean it isn’t?

      Dollars to doughnuts Lord Dampnut did think it was until that incident.

  • barrixines

    It doesn’t matter if it’s true or not. The point is the US’s moral authority has been so squandered by the pig in chief that his word is worth no more than a scumbag fellow traveller like Erdogan.

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  • Karl Dubhe

    Sorry, white house, I believe the Turk’s claim over yours.

    Everything the white house says is a lie. If they said the sky was blue, I’d expect to see a pink one.

  • greenmanTN

    This whole thing is so ridiculous and surreal I’m tempted to laugh, but I’m afraid if I started I might not be able to stop. #rubberroom #nursediesel #icepicklobotomy #thorazinevacation

  • Bluto

    No one should be surprised. This aligns perfectly with the treatment twittler wants for protesters.

  • Stogiebear

    Who wants to take bets that Dump will pardon Erdogan’s security guards as part of the deal to be made during that upcoming official visit?

    • Uncle Mark

      If Twitler does pardon the security guards, his Deplorables need to be reminded that he just pardoned “vicious attacks from foreign Muslims upon American citizens on American soil.” I want to see them twist themselves into pretzels trying to choose between their hatred of foreigners & Muslims versus their love of Twitler

  • Smokey

    So how’s that adult supervision thingy working out for you, General Kelly?

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  • Halou

    Sorry, Mr Erdogan for letting ‘my’ people freely express their opinions as they are allowed to do by the US constitution. I promise that the next time you visit I will personally see to it that 1, such rights are severely restricted here, and 2, that your people are given full immunity from prosecution for whatever it is you have them do in this country.

  • olandp

    Who to believe, who to believe…

  • Halou

    Erdogan promised to close Trump’s two Istanbul properties. Trump bends over like a bitch.

  • justmeeeee

    When a liar calls a liar a liar, who do you believe?

  • Chicago joe

    So what would happen if the protestors used guns in self defense? Asking for the NRA.

  • JCF
  • Gianni

    Didn’t Donnie say at some time that he’d never apologize for America? Worse yet, we’re justified this time. Those bastards beat American citizens during a perfectly legal protest (supposedly such protests are legal in America). I hope their asses end up in the slammer.

  • wds

    As if the WH denying anything rings true … SMH Frankly, a call like that wouldn’t surprise me … as he seems to be infatuated with dictators …