Turkish Police Used Tear Gas Against Anti-US Protest During Tillerson’s Visit

Turkish Police Used Tear Gas Against Anti-US Protest During Tillerson’s Visit
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REUTERS/ Murad SezerMiddle East10:59 16.02.2018(updated 11:23 16.02.2018) Get short URL
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US State Secretary Tillerson arrived in Ankara on Thursday for talks with the Turkish side, which are believed to be difficult as the tensions between the two NATO allies have been running high recently over a number of issues, particularly Washington’s support for the Syrian Kurdish YPG units.

The police tried to disperse protesters with tear gas during the anti-US demonstration held amid Tillerson’s visit to Ankara, the organizers say.

According to the Sputnik Turkey, the police urged participants of the demonstration not to block the road. The protest action is already over.

Photos on the social media show protesters, who gathered in front of the hotel Ankara Palace, where Tillerson was conducting talks with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu.

 

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