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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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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