Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. indictment of guards from Washington brawl a 'scandal'

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 01, 2017 1:44 AM

ANKARA (Reuters) - A U.S. decision to arrest Turkish security guards involved in a brawl in Washington in May is a scandal, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.

"This is a complete scandal. It is a scandalous sign of how justice works in the United States," Erdogan told reporters after prayers for the Muslim Eid al-Adha celebration.

Eleven people were hurt in the brawl during Erdogan's visit to Washington, which the city's police chief described as a brutal attack on peaceful protesters outside the Turkish ambassador's residence.

(Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by Robert Birsel)