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Turkey rejects US resolution condemning bodyguards' attacks

Associated Press logo Associated Press 7/06/2017
In this frame grab from video provided by Voice of America, members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail are shown violently reacting to peaceful protesters during Erdogan's trip last month to Washington. House Republican and Democratic lawmakers are expected to approve overwhelmingly a resolution that calls for members of Erdogan’s security detail who were involved in the incident to be brought to justice. The vote is slated for Tuesday evening. (Voice of America via AP) © The Associated Press In this frame grab from video provided by Voice of America, members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail are shown violently reacting to peaceful protesters during Erdogan's trip last month to Washington. House Republican and Democratic lawmakers are expected to approve overwhelmingly a resolution that calls for members of Erdogan’s security detail who were involved in the incident to be brought to justice. The vote is slated for Tuesday evening. (Voice of America via AP)

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey has rebuffed a U.S. House of Representatives resolution that condemned attacks against protesters in Washington by bodyguards who were traveling with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accusing legislators of steps that "distort and politicize" matters.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Huseyin Muftuoglu said in a statement Wednesday that the bipartisan resolution was "against the spirit of alliance and partnership" between Turkey and the United States.

U.S. lawmakers voted 397-0 Tuesday to pass the measure, calling for members of Erdogan's security involved in last month's incident to be brought justice.

Pressure has been mounting on the U.S. President Donald Trump's administration not to let the violence go unpunished.

Turkey has not apologized for the incident and instead protested what it said was "aggressive and unprofessional actions" by American security personnel against Turkish bodyguards.

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