Mar. 23, 2018
U.S. Drops Prosecution of 7 Turkish Bodyguards Involved in Assault of Protesters – Richard Gonzales (WAMC-Northeast Public Radio)
Federal prosecutors have dismissed all criminal charges against seven bodyguards of Turkish President Erdogan who were involved in beating protesters in Washington, D.C., in May 2017 outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence.
Video of the incident “appears to show security forces belonging to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pushing past police and violently breaking up the demonstration,” NPRreported.
See also Erdogan Security Forces Launch “Brutal Attack” on Washington Protesters, Officials Say – Nicholas Fandos and Christopher Mele (New York Times, May 17, 2017)
See also Dismissal of Charges Against Erdogan Bodyguards Draws Criticism – Dion Nissenbaum (Wall Street Journal)