US expresses concern over violence during Erdogan visit May 18, 2017 0 141 12345 AFPWashingtonThe United States on Wednesday expressed concern to Turkey in the"strongest possible terms" after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bodyguards clashed with protesters in Washington."Violence is never an appropriate response to free speech, and we support the rights of people everywhere to free expression and peaceful protest," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.Erdogan was in the US capital on Tuesday for apparently successful talks with President Donald Trump but his visit was marred by violence between his security detail and pro-Kurdish protesters.Witnesses told AFP that Turkish bodyguards pushed past a Washington police cordon outside the Turkish ambassador's residence and set about the protesters with their fists and feet.A police spokesman described the assault as a"brutal attack on a peaceful protest" and said investigators were studying video evidence and would seek to identify and question the suspects.Two suspects -- not from Erdogan's detail -- were arrested at the scene and 11 people were hurt, nine of them badly enough to receive hospital treatment."We are concerned by the violent incidents involving protesters and Turkish security personnel Tuesday evening," Nauert said."We are communicating our concern to the Turkish government in the strongest possible terms." POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Freed from jail, Manning looks to 'exciting' future May 18, 2017 0 527 Demand for independent Russia probe gains pace May 18, 2017 0 423 Brazil to reinstate ambassador in Venezuela May 18, 2017 0 411 Arrest made in fatal highway assault on family in Mexico MEXICO CITY Mexico's national security commissioner say a man has been arrested in the case of an attack on a family on a central Mexico highway in which a 2-year-old was killed and a mother and daughter raped. Renato .. Air Canada plane diverted after passenger attack ORLANDO An Air Canada flight from Jamaica to Toronto was diverted to Orlando, Florida, after authorities say a passenger became aggressive, attacked the crew with coffee pots and tried to open the cabin door. A federal .. Man faces 30 years for immigrant smuggling links MIAMI A Cuban national faces up to 30 years in prison for his part in an immigrant smuggling operation from the Bahamas to the United States. A US Attorney Office release says 54-year-old Carlos Garcia-Legon pleaded .. Ready to release record of White House meeting: Putin AFP Sochi Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Moscow could provide a recording of a controversial exchange between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US President Donald Trump that has plunged the .. Venezuela deploys troops to stem deadly unrest AFP Caracas Venezuela's government said Wednesday it was sending troops to a western region rocked by violence during anti-government protests, as the United Nations Security Council prepared to discuss the .. From combat videos to candid comments: Manning's leaks Washington, May 17, 2017 (AFP) -From graphic videos of US military assaults in Iraq and Afghanistan, to candid comments by heads of state, secrets leaked by transgender army private Chelsea Manning caused Washington .. From combat videos to candid comments: Manning's leaks Washington From graphic videos of US military assaults in Iraq and Afghanistan, to candid comments by heads of state, secrets leaked by transgender army private Chelsea Manning caused Washington major embarrassment .. Embattled Trump says treated 'unfairly' London An embattled Donald Trump complained Wednesday that no US leader had been treated"more unfairly," as top Republican lawmakers demanded the facts on the swirling scandals convulsing his presidency. The White .. US House speaker calls for caution, 'facts' on Trump crises need the facts," Ryan told reporters after Republicans huddled on Capitol Hill following explosive reports that Trump shared intelligence secrets with Russian officials, and that he pressured the director of the FBI ..