The State Department condemned the attack as an assault on free speech, issuing a statement to express its concern regarding the violence outside the Turkish ambassador's residence. Video shows people pushing past police to confront a small group of protesters across the street in Sheridan Circle.
"To send a clear message that these acts of violence will not be tolerated, I ask that you immediately look into this matter and bring all appropriate criminal charges before these individuals leave the United States", Royce said in his letter.
"Our president told his counterpart, clearly and plainly, that we would continue combatting YPG", Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told private NTV television Thursday while discussing Tuesday's meeting between Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Donald Trump. Another wrenches a woman's neck and throws her to the ground.
Borazan said she was unable to report the man to law enforcement since she didn't get a look at his face.. It said they chanted anti-Erdogan slogans, and that Erdogan's team moved in to disperse them because "police did not heed to Turkish demands to intervene".
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said McGurk has done "tremendous work" in coordinating and leading the worldwide coalition against IS, and has the support of the White House and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Investigators with the Metropolitan Police Department are working with the Secret Service and the State Department to identify the people on the videos.
Turkey considers the People's Protection Units, or YPG, in Syria a terror organization and an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has waged a three-decade-long insurgency against the Turkish state.More news: McCain: Throw Turkish ambassador out of USA after violent clash
McCain said "this kind of thing can not go unresponded to diplomatically". "The American police let them attack us".
"The actions seen outside the Turkish Embassy yesterday in Washington, D.C. stand in contrast to the First Amendment rights and principles we work tirelessly to protect each and every day", the statement said.
Kheirabaoi, from Fairfax, Virginia, is alleged to have assaulted a police officer while Necmi is accused of aggravated assault, Police Officer Hugh Crew told Anadolu Agency in an email.
"The demonstrators began aggressively provoking Turkish-American citizens who had peacefully assembled to greet the President". The unseemly incident is adding to U.S. A group of Republican lawmakers called the incident an "affront to the United States" and called for Turkey to apologize.
Turkey has told the United States it will not join in any military operations that include Kurdish fighters in Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday, while vowing to strike the US -backed Kurds if they threaten Turkey's security. Kheirabadi said he is a Kurd who passed through Turkey as a refugee and is now a US citizen.
At their meeting Tuesday, Trump said the USA would re-establish its military and economic partnership with Turkey, committing to backing Turkey's defense against both Islamic State and the PKK.