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US: Concerned by Violence Outside Turkish Residence, told Turkey “strongest possible terms”

By Ilhan Tanir, Washington DC

US State Department issued a statement to express its concern regarding ‘violence’ outside of Turkish Ambassador Residence.

”Violence never Violence is never an appropriate response to free speech, and we support the rights of people everywhere to free expression and peaceful protest.” said the statement, clearly stating that the demos in front of Turkish Ambassador Residence was legal and peaceful and protected.

Statement said US communicated its concerns with Turkish Government ”in the strongest possible terms.”

Statement:

United States Concerned by Violence Outside Turkish Diplomatic Facilities

We are concerned by the violent incidents involving protestors and Turkish security personnel Tuesday evening.  Violence is never an appropriate response to free speech, and we support the rights of people everywhere to free expression and peaceful protest.

We are communicating our concern to the Turkish government in the strongest possible terms.

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