Turkish president’s bodyguards beat up protesters in D.C.

Daily News Article - May 23, 2017


PLEASE NOTE: Daily posting and “Answers” emails will end for the school year on Friday, May 26th.

1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. Where was President Erdogan when his bodyguards attacked a group of people who were peacefully protesting against his policies?

3. What did video show?

4. Who were the people holding a protest against President Erdogan across the street from the Turkish Embassy in D.C.?

5. a) What previous incident were President Erdogan’s bodyguards involved in with protesters in D.C.?
b) Considering this, do you think the D.C. Police Department made adequate preparation for Erdogan’s visit last week? Explain your answer.

6. Watch the videos under “Resources” below. That Turkish security forces violated the First Amendment rights of American protesters is, of course, a significant breach of international diplomacy. How do you think the U.S. State Department should handle this?