Violence erupts during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's speech in New York

 

Another appearance by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan erupted in violence on American soil Thursday, months after Erdogan's security detail was accused of attacking protesters in Washington DC.

At least three demonstrators were escorted out of the Marriott hotel in New York City Thursday, as Erdogan delivered remarks at an event hosted by the Turkish American National Steering Committee.

The disruption lasted minutes and no injuries were reported, The New York Times said.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan talks during a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, Monday Oct. 7, 2019 prior to his departure for Serbia for an official visit. Erdogan says American troops have started withdrawing from positions in northern Syria, hours after the White House said that U.S. forces in northeast Syria will move aside and clear the way for an expected Turkish incursion. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
FILE - In this Wednesday, July 11, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump, left, talks with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as they arrive together for a family photo at a summit of heads of state and government at NATO headquarters in Brussels. The White House says Turkey will soon invade Northern Syria, casting uncertainty on the fate of the Kurdish fighters allied with the U.S. against in a campaign against the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
BELGRADE, SERBIA - OCTOBER 07: President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech as he attends Turkey-Serbia Business Forum, in Belgrade, Serbia on October 07, 2019. (Photo by Mustafa Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's waits to be interviewed by Reuters Editor-in-Chief Steve Adler and Reuters Chief Correspondent Parisa Hafezi at The Peninsula hotel on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan, New York, U.S. September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz
A supporter of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan waves a U.S. and Turkish flag as he waits for him to arrive outside of The Peninsula hotel in Manhattan, New York City, U.S. September 19, 2017. Picture taken September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz
NEW YORK, USA - SEPTEMBER 21: Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wave flags as he gives a speech during an intercultural event named 'Gathering with Turkish-American and American Muslim Community' that hosted by the Turkish American National Steering Committee (TASC), at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel in New York, NY, United States on September 21, 2017. Turkish President Erdogan attended the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly as well as held a number of varied meetings within his trip on USA. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey during the U.N. General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan greets supporters outside of The Peninsula hotel on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan, New York, U.S. September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz
NEW YORK, USA - SEPTEMBER 21: Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wave flags as he gives a speech during an intercultural event named 'Gathering with Turkish-American and American Muslim Community' that hosted by the Turkish American National Steering Committee (TASC), at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel in New York, NY, United States on September 21, 2017. Turkish President Erdogan attended the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly as well as held a number of varied meetings within his trip on USA. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (C) speaks during an interview with Reuters Editor-in-Chief Steve Adler (L) and Reuters Chief Correspondent Parisa Hafezi (R) at The Peninsula hotel on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan, New York, U.S. September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz
NEW YORK, USA - SEPTEMBER 21: Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wave flags as he gives a speech during an intercultural event named 'Gathering with Turkish-American and American Muslim Community' that hosted by the Turkish American National Steering Committee (TASC), at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel in New York, NY, United States on September 21, 2017. Turkish President Erdogan attended the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly as well as held a number of varied meetings within his trip on USA. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - SEPTEMBER 21: Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wave flags as he gives a speech during an intercultural event named 'Gathering with Turkish-American and American Muslim Community' that hosted by the Turkish American National Steering Committee (TASC), at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel in New York, NY, United States on September 21, 2017. Turkish President Erdogan attended the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly as well as held a number of varied meetings within his trip on USA. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - SEPTEMBER 21: Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wave flags as he gives a speech during an intercultural event named 'Gathering with Turkish-American and American Muslim Community' that hosted by the Turkish American National Steering Committee (TASC), at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel in New York, NY, United States on September 21, 2017. Turkish President Erdogan attended the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly as well as held a number of varied meetings within his trip on USA. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - SEPTEMBER 21: President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a speech during an intercultural event named 'Gathering with Turkish-American and American Muslim Community' that hosted by the Turkish American National Steering Committee (TASC), at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel in New York, NY, United States on September 21, 2017. Turkish President Erdogan attended the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly as well as held a number of varied meetings within his trip on USA. (Photo by Turkish Presidency / Yasin Bulbul/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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Videos posted by the social-media account, Turkey Untold, showed a chaotic scene, where suited men intervened when demonstrators began chanting and yelling. It was not immediately clear whether the men were part of Erdogan's security detail or affiliated with another agency.

Similar disruptions unfolded in May when Erdogan met with Trump in Washington DC.

Other video angles captured during that incident appeared to show Erdogan watching from afar as his guards attacked some of the demonstrators. A jury in Washington later indicted 19 people involved in that attack, 15 of whom were identified as Turkish security personnel.

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