Schiff says the Turks’ assaults against Armenians and Kurds in Washington D.C. can’t go unpunished

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Assaults on freedom of speech, the press, and free assembly have become tragically commonplace in Erdogan’s Turkey.

This is what U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff posted on his Facebook page as he touched upon the May 16 incident that took place near the Turkish Embassy in Washington D.C.

According to him, just hours after the meeting at the White House, Erdogan’s security detail violently assaulted Kurdish, Armenian, Ezidi and other peaceful protesters outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence. “While we’re still learning details about what occurred, disturbing videos show members of Erdogan’s security team turning on the protesters,” wrote Schiff.

The Congressmen stressed the fact that the incident cannot go unanswered and that there must be consequences for the individuals who attacked protesters exercising their First Amendment rights. “They should be identified and questioned before they leave the country. Assaults on freedom of speech, the press, and free assembly have become tragically commonplace in Erdogan’s Turkey. We must ensure that never becomes the case here at home,” the Congressman emphasized, reported Artsakhpress.