Turkish melee in Washington left injuries, shock

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Concussions, broken and loose teeth, headaches, and a popped blood vessel in the eye.

Those are some of the injuries demonstrators said they suffered after being beaten by members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security detail. The clash happened outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington on Tuesday.

One victim said she was told she had a brain injury and that it could take up to six weeks to recover. Lucy Usoyan of Arlington, Virginia, said she never thought violence would happen over the demonstration "because it's American soil."

Tuesday's incident isn't the first time violence accompanied a visit by a Turkish leader to the U.S. Last year, violence erupted outside Erdogan's appearance at a nuclear security summit in Washington. There have also been scuffles at the United Nations.



 
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