Erdogan’s bodyguards to be charged in DC attacks

According to The New York Times, U.S. law enforcement are set to charge a dozen of Turkish President Erdogan’s security detail on Thursday in connection with the May 16th brutal attack on peaceful protesters in front of the Turkish Ambassador’s residence in Washington, DC.  Two arrests of Turkish Americans Eyup Yildirim, an owner of a construction company in New Jersey, and Sinan Narin, a Virginia resident have already been made by law enforcement.  Two Canadians of Turkish origin were also charged in the incident.

“American law enforcement is doing its job,” said Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Executive Director Aram Hamparian.  “Now it’s time for the Trump Administration to demand that Turkey lift all claims to diplomatic immunity for those involved in this crime so that justice can be served.”

According to Nick Fandos of The New York Times who broke the story, “The Washington police have been investigating the May 16 incident along with the State Department and the Secret Service. The police planned to announce the charges at a news conference on Thursday morning, according to the two officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the charges before they were made public.”

The Daily Caller reported earlier that U.S. Marshals had arrested two Turkish men living in U.S. for their role in beating peaceful protesters outside of the Turkish embassy in Washington, D.C. last month

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