Chaos at Erdoğan’s talk in the USA (31 March)

This week I focused mainly on mocking Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and stressing that the West is slowly losing patience with their ally’s authoritarian antics.

But on the same day I published my article on Erdoğan, numerous sources spoke of chaos erupting in Washington DC outside the Brookings Institution – where the Turkish President was due to speak:

  • Buzz Feed gave a good summary here.
  • Foreign Policy also spoke of the chaos here.
  • And even CBS News reported on the anti-Erdoğan protests.

New Republic said the violence of Erdoğan’s guards was giving the USA a taste of what a Donald Trump presidency would look like:

Renowned scholar and journalist Amberin Zaman, meanwhile, said:

And with harassment of protesters and dissidents increasing, the National Press Club said:

Here are some tweets about the confrontations between Erdoğan’s guards and anti-Erdoğan activists:

In turn, these confrontations led to increased coverage of the protests:

About Ed Sykes

Independent journalist. Co-founder of Phoenix Media Co-operative. Author of Rojava: An Alternative. Ex-Canary editor and writer (2015-2020). Aka 'Oso Sabio' - see @ososabiouk on Twitter.
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