Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says Trump called him about US legal action targeting 19 people involved in clash with peaceful protesters in Washington this year

The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, claimed that Donald Trump called to apologize for the US indictment of 19 people, including 15 Turkish security officials, over a violent brawl with peaceful anti-Erdoğan protesters in Washington this year.

In an interview with PBS’s Judy Woodruff to air Tuesday night, Erdogan said, according to a translator: “President Trump called me about a week ago about this issue. He said that he was sorry and he told me that he was going to follow up on this issue when we come to the United States within the framework of an official visit.”

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