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Erdogan furious over US warrants for aides

China Daily | Updated: 2017-06-17 07:18

WASHINGTON - US authorities on Thursday announced arrest warrants had been issued for 12 members of Turkish President Recep Erdogan's security detail for assaulting protesters in Washington last month, sparking a furious response from the Turkish leader.

Erdogan said the United States had no right to arrest his guards, who he said were protecting him from "terrorists".

The Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned the US ambassador in for discussions after the announcement.

Erdogan furious over US warrants for aides

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