Looks like Turkish thugs won’t get away after all. DC Police have issued arrests for 12 of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail.
A couple of months ago, Erdogan allegedly gave the order for this crew to rough up protesters at the Turkish embassy. Appeasement is never the way to work out an agreement with another country. It shows weakness and lack of resolve, which they will take advantage of. Turkey should know that we will protect our people, even if they are legal immigrants to this country.
— Ceren Borazan (@CerenBorazan) May 18, 2017
Presser on arrests made in protest brawl outside Turkish Embassy in May – these photos just revealed of other wanted Turkish security pic.twitter.com/p9zpke374Q
— Anjali Hemphill (@AnjaliHemphill) June 15, 2017
Source: Daily Caller
Speaking at a press conference, Metro police chief Peter Newsham listed by name 12 members of the security detail and four private citizens allegedly involved in the attacks, which occurred on May 16 and left nine protesters injured.
Nine suspects are Turkish security officers. Three others are Turkish national police. Two men are Canadian citizens, and two others are Turkish-American.
“If they attempt to enter the United States, they will be arrested,” Newsham said of the Turkish security detail.
An audio analysis of videos recorded during the melee revealed that a man speaking in Turkish can be heard saying “Servet, he says attack” or “Servet, he says dive in.”
In his press conference, Newsham said that there is not enough evidence to bring charges against Erdogan. He also said that “none of the folks from the Turkish embassy were implicated from this event.”
It is unclear what recourse the U.S. government will have against Erdogan’s security detail in the event that they are arrested. They are likely protected by diplomatic immunity from prosecution. But Newsham said that if they enter the U.S., they will at least be apprehended.
The entire security detail boarded Erdogan’s aircraft and left US airspace ages ago. The entire issue of diplomatic immunity still needs to be addressed. But I am still damned pleased this happened. The two in the US were just Erdogan-worshippers, not part of his security detail.
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