01:53 GMT12 April 2021
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    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Washington devolved into an outright circus, as his security detail outyelled protesters.

    Not everything went well for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who arrived at a summit on nuclear security in the US capital, only to be confronted by a protesters chanting "Erdogan is a terrorist!"

    Erdogan's apparent security detail responded by yelling and shoving protesters in response.

    "Erdogan's security tries to silence demonstrators' slogans with their own yelling. Truly, the imagination of these people knows no bounds," twitter user Şahin Aytan tweeted.

    After yelling did not seem to work, the security detail began shoving and insulting the protesters, destroying their signs as the police stood idly by.

    The yelling also inspired Turkish social media users to create parodies of the incident.

    ​"Presidential Guard chicken, chief of the security service," Cevahir Bolayır tweeted.

    ​Other than detractors, the visit was also attended young men with pre-printed slogans, which said "We [love] Erdogan" and "Erdogan [-] The Man of the People"

    In addition, men wearing suits carried slogans "President Erdogan Welcome" and "Protector of Syrian refugees." A young boy was seen with a sign saying "I lov u tayyip <…> TURKS ARE THE BEST [sic]."

    ​The rival groups, which included protesters with effigies dressed in prison robes to symbolize political prisoners, soon clashed, leading DC police to break up the fight.

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