Turkey rejects US resolution condemning bodyguards' attacks

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The incident, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman alleged in a statement, "was caused as a result of the refusal of United States authorities to take necessary security measures, despite repeated official warnings".

The demonstrators had gathered outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in downtown D.C. awaiting Erdogan's return from a meeting with President Donald Trump.

Chairman Royce led floor discussion of the measure, noting, "the violent attacks by officers assigned to Turkish President Erdogan's security detail against peaceful protesters back on May 16 were created to do one thing: they were created to silence those protesters' criticism of the Turkish government".

The Turkish government has shown no remorse over the attack.

ANCA live footage of the attack served as source video for CNN, AP, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Daily Caller and other major media, transforming the violent incident into a global spotlight on Erdogan's attempt to export his intolerance and aggression to American shores. That is why that is in the first amendment to the Constitution of the United States. They also clashed with protesters at an event at the Brookings Institution where Erdogan spoke past year and tried to turn away Turkish journalists trying to cover it. No foreign dictator will violate the rights of Americans on American soil with impunity. Democracy will always prevail over tyranny.

The House voted 397-0 to pass the resolution, according to the Associated Press, although over 30 members did not cast votes. The measure had also received the public backing of House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).

The House is set to discuss H.Res.354 on the afternoon of June 6 with a vote on the matter scheduled after 6:30pm EST. Erdogan has systematically crushed dissent through violence and intimidation in his own country, but he can not bring those tactics to our Capitol.

In the meantime, a joint investigation by the Washington Metropolitan Police, Secret Service and State Department Diplomatic Security Service is underway. -Turkish Relations, hosted at Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.The summoning of the ambassador, John Bass, sharply escalated a diplomatic rift between Turkey and the United States after the brawl, which prompted outrage in the United States, as well as calls for the prosecution of the Turkish guards and even the expulsion of Turkey's ambassador to Washington.

"Why was Erdogan so emboldened?" "If we are so weak that we engage - that we are a party to genocide denial, who should respect our laws or our sovereignty or think that they'll pay any price for anything they do here in our country?'"

"It's outrageous that Erdogan and his thugs felt they could beat up peaceful protesters on the streets of Washington".

"The protesters got under the Turkish delegation's skin", said California Rep. Ed Royce, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

"I want to clearly say that we disapprove of the sanctions on Qatar", Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, Anadolu Agency reports.