US Embassy urges Turkish citizens to engage in only ‘peaceful’ protests
Reuters PhotoThe United States Embassy to Turkey has expressed its concerns over violent demonstrations in Turkey and condemned attacks against political parties and ethnic groups.
“We are concerned by reports of violent demonstrations in Turkey; we condemn, particularly attacks against political parties or ethnic groups,” the embassy said through its official Twitter account on Sept. 9.
“We urge Turkish citizens to adhere to democratic ideals by supporting free speech and engaging only in peaceful protests. [It is] also important that Turkish political parties [and] media outlets receive equal protection from police,” it said.