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Erdogan claims Trump apologized over bodyguard attack

A Turkish security guard kicks a protestor in Washington in May 2017. Photo: Voice of America via AP

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told PBS NewsHour that President Trump apologized to him about the May incident in which Turkish security personnel beat peaceful protesters in Washington, D.C.

Pushback: A White House official told Axios that Erdogan and Trump "discussed a wide range of issues" on the call but "the comments were not true and the President did not apologize."