This video is entertaining and instructive.
Yesterday, there was some scuffling on the sidewalk between Turkish security guys and protestors when President Erdoğan addressed the nuclear security summit hosted by the Brookings Institution in Washington. Erdoğan's bodyguards roughed up some protestors, ripped up their signs, and tried to remove a US-based Turkish journalist. All of that was reported by the press.
Well, today, it turns out that Cenk Sidar, the president of the risk advisory firm Sidar Global, recorded on his phone a curbside counseling session between U.S. and Turkish security personnel which apparently occurred right after the scuffle. He posted it on Twitter, naturally.
The central figure in the video is a U.S. security guy - everyone assumes he's a Secret Service agent, which he may well be, but he could also be from another Federal agency or the Washington DC police department - who is rebuking a young hotheaded Turkish agent:
"This is America. They are contained. Act like an adult and stay on this side of the road. End of story ... By going over there and flipping them the bird you are causing more problems, for me and for your protectee."
All good advice. It looks like an older Turkish agent was acting as intermediary, and/or interpreter, between his younger cohort and our exasperated U.S. official. If the young guy takes this counseling session to heart, he'll be a better man for it. At least, he'll confine the heavy-handed tactics to protestors back home from now on.