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Video shows pro-PKK supporters throwing objects at Turkish Americans in Washington

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
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A video which recently surfaced on social media shows PKK terrorist organization supporters throwing objects and hurling insults at a group of Turkish-Americans who had gathered in front of the Turkish embassy in Washington during President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's visit.

The video shows a group of PKK supporters provoking Turkish-Americans and throwing objects, while footage shows a man named Alp Kenan Dereci with series head injuries as a result of the pro-PKK protesters' attack.

Reports said that the U.S. police failed to take action against the pro-PKK group after complaints by Turkish-Americans.

The PKK is designated as a terrorist group by Turkey, the European Union, and the United States, but police in the bloc have come under fire for tolerating the terrorist group's presence and approve pro-PKK rallies.

Turkey also criticizes the U.S. for supporting the PKK's Syrian offshoot People's Protection Units (YPG), which has soured relations between Ankara and Washington.

Ambassador Serdar Kılıç also reportedly spoke with U.S. police, expressing dismay about their failure to take precaution.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Turkish delegation accompanying him arrived in Washington, D.C. on Monday where the Turkish president met his American counterpart Donald Trump.

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