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2/7/16

Turkey: Unacceptable brutal behavior Erdogan bodyguards during his Equador visit

Erdogan's Unacceptable Behavior
Ecuador has protested to Turkey over an incident in which demonstrators were violently ejected during a speech by visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the capital, Quito.

Three women protesters were thrown out of the venue by Turkish security. An Ecuadorean MP was also reportedly injured during Thursday's incident.

Click here for newly-released footagewhich  shows personal bodyguards of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan violently attacking three female protesters during his speech in Ecuador before wrestling them away.

Ecuador's foreign minister says the guards' behaviour was "irresponsible".

Mr Erdogan was in Quito to boost diplomatic and trade ties with Ecuador.

As Mr Erdogan prepared to hold a news conference at the National Higher Studies Institute, protesters demonstrated against recent operations by Turkey against the Kurdistan Workers's Party (PKK) militant group.

Inside the hall, when the three women heckled Mr Erdogan, they were set upon by his personal guards and a scuffle ensued. One protester was momentarily placed in a headlock.

 Read more: Ecuador protests to Turkey over Erdogan speech scuffle - BBC News

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