There were riots between Kurdish protesters and the Turkish President Erdogan's security guards in Washington. The police have announced an investigation.
Cem Özdemir, a vocal critic of the Turkish government, was given a police bodyguard after meeting Ankara's delegation to the MSC, a media report says. He said the delegates showed that "they were not pleased" to see him.
The war in Syria has escalated Washington-Ankara tension. But ahead of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's visit this week, former US Ambassador to Turkey Ross Wilson told DW he's hopeful cooler heads will prevail.
Ambassador Martin Erdmann was at the courthouse to attend the hearing of former HDP head Selahattin Demirtas, who is facing terror charges. Turkey has cracked down on the opposition party since the failed coup in 2016.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson kept mum after meeting at the presidential palace in Ankara. The talk between the top US diplomat and Turkey's president was said to address regional tension.
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