埃尔多安的抗议者和支持者在华盛顿发生冲突

The United States is expressing concern over a clash involving protesters and supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
美国对土耳其总统埃尔多安的抗议者和支持者发生冲突表示了担忧。

The clash happened Tuesday in Washington, D.C., near the home of Turkey's ambassador. Erdogan had met with President Donald Trump at the White House earlier in the day.
这次冲突周二发生在华盛顿特区的土耳其大使馆附近。埃尔多安当天早些时候在白宫与川普总统进行了会面。

Parts of the clash were caught on video by VOA's Turkish Service.
美国之音土耳其分部拍下了部分冲突的视频。

State Department official Heather Nauert said in a statement the U.S. concerns would be communicated to the Turkish government "in the strongest possible" way.
美国国务院官员海瑟·诺埃特(Heather Nauert)在一份声明中表示,美国对此的关切将以“尽可能最强硬的”方式传达给土耳其政府。

"Violence is never an appropriate response to free speech, and we support the rights of people everywhere to free expression and peaceful protest," the statement said.
声明表示,“暴力从来不是对言论自由的适当回应。我们支持世界各地人民言论自由和和平抗议的权利。”

VOA's Turkish Service said the protesters were supporters of Selahattin Demirtas, a jailed pro-Kurdish lawmaker. Turkish officials arrested him in November on terrorism-related charges.
美国之音土耳其分部表示,抗议者是被监禁的亲库尔德议员塞尔拉罕·德米塔斯(Selahattin Demirtas)的支持者。土耳其官员去年11月以恐怖主义相关罪名逮捕了他。


Rights groups condemned his arrest as part of a government crackdown on dissent.
人权组织谴责德米塔斯的被捕是土耳其政府镇压异议人士的一部分。

The protesters said they were demonstrating peacefully until Erdogan's guards and supporters suddenly moved toward them. Video shows men wearing dark suits and others hitting and kicking protesters. Police appeared to struggle to keep the two groups separated.
抗议者表示,他们当时是在和平示威,直到埃尔多安的保镖和支持者突然冲向他们。视频显示穿着黑西装的男士和其他人踢打示威者。警方似乎很难将两派人分开。

At least 11 people were injured in the violence.
至少有11人在这次暴力事件中受伤。

Two arrests were made and Washington, D.C. police said other suspects were being sought. Police said they were checking reports that some of the attackers worked as bodyguards for the Turkish president.
有两人被逮捕,同时华盛顿特区警方表示,其他嫌犯正在被追查之中。警方表示,他们正在核实有关部分袭击者是土耳其总统保镖的报道。

Turkey's embassy blamed the violence on groups linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) – a group fighting the government. An embassy statement said the group had "aggressively provoked Turkish-American citizens" who had gathered to greet Erdogan.
土耳其大使馆将这次暴力事件归咎于与跟政府作对的库尔德工人党(PKK)的相关团体。大使馆声明称,该团体“积极挑衅那些相聚迎接埃尔多安总统的土耳其裔美国公民。”

Washington's police chief, mayor and several U.S. lawmakers condemned the violence. Senator John McCain, a Republican, urged the Trump administration to expel the Turkish ambassador over the incident.
华盛顿警察局长、市长和几位美国议员谴责了这次暴力事件。共和党参议员麦凯恩督促川普政府为此事件驱逐土耳其大使。

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