The U.S. ambassador to Ankara has been summoned to the Turkish International Ministry over a U.S. warning to residents in Turkey about attending a political rally that referred to police crowd management strategies
ISTANBUL — The U.S. ambassador to Ankara has been summoned to the Turkish International Ministry over a warning to U.S. residents in Turkey about attending a political rally that referred to police crowd management strategies, state-run media mentioned Sunday.
The embassy posted a message on its web site on Might 18 forward of an Istanbul rally for the opposition Individuals’s Republican Occasion, or CHP, on Saturday night.
“The Turkish Nationwide Police have used measures, together with water cannons, tear fuel and non-lethal projectiles, to regulate crowds at protests previously,” the alert to U.S. residents in Turkey acknowledged. “There’s a robust risk related measures can be employed at this demonstration.”
The state-run Anadolu information company, citing unnamed ministry sources, reported that Ambassador Jeffry Flake was summoned so the Turkish authorities might categorical its “discomfort” over “the unfounded allegations” within the U.S. warning.
The Turkish International Ministry on Sunday issued its personal warning to Turkish residents within the U.S. that appeared to reflect the American assertion. It mentioned, previously, reside ammunition, electroshocks, tear fuel and “violent acts” had been employed by U.S. police to quell demonstrations.
International embassies in Turkey often warn their residents to keep away from massive crowds and protests.
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