Two Canadians among those sought over DC attack on Turkey protesters

Two Canadians among those sought over DC attack on Turkey protesters

"You had peaceful demonstrators who were being physically assaulted in the District of Columbia ..."

Announcing the charges, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Police Chief Peter Newsham decried the actions of the guards as an assault on free speech, and said the charges should send a message to the world that the capital of the United States was a safe space for free expression.

However, she did note that their diplomatic immunity lapsed when they left the country, and they would be subject to arrest if they returned to the United States.

The brawl took place outside the residence of Turkey's ambassador to Washington shortly after President Donald Trump warmly received Erdogan at the White House.

Newsham said there was no probable cause to arrest Erdogan, who watched the confrontation unfold from a nearby vehicle. He was seen on video punching a protester and then kicking him twice as he was lying defenceless on the ground.

But Mehmet Yuksel, who arrived immediately after the incident and knows nearly all of the dozen or so demonstrators, said they weren't connected with the PKK. "It was very much unexpected". Members of the security team face several felony and misdemeanour counts, the USA officials said.




Mahmut Sami Ellialti and Ahmet Cengizham Dereci face charges of felony assault with significant bodily injury. Police are expected to release photos of the other 8 possible suspects and appeal to the public for information on their identities, the official said.

The Turkish Embassy in Washington did not respond to questions about whether Ankara would extradite those charged in the attack who are now in Turkey.

Just last week the House of Representatives passed a bill condemning the violence and asking for punishment. Pro-government media in Turkey have portrayed the Turkish side as the victims in the melee, and the government has blamed USA officials for allowing a demonstration to occur near the ambassador's residence in the first place.

State Department officials will be working on trying to bring Turkish security officials charged in the incident to face justice in the U.S., Newsham said. Any decisions about seeking extradition will be up to the State Department.

"We all saw the violence that was perpetrated against the protesters", Newsham said. It also declares that "U.S. respect for free speech requires US officials to speak out against such incidents", a sad attempt at forcing Donald Trump, who hasn't publicly addressed the situation, into giving a shit. We host demonstrations month to month.

"We host millions of people who come to the seat of their government to protest peacefully", Bowser said. He also said two arrests were made on Wednesday. "And certainly anyone traveling to the United States will be held to that standard".

Related Articles

  • Minecraft Introduces Cross-Platform Play In Next Major Update

    Currently, " Minecraft: Pocket Edition for iOS lets you play with friends on Xbox One consoles or PCs". Xbox Live will be uniting the global Minecraft community across mobile, VR, PC, mobile and consoles.

    May's top aides resign after UK election fiasco

    So this election has actually left not only her but the United Kingdom as a whole looking like it's in a much weaker position. Meanwhile, the Labour Party started the campaign looking as if it was maybe facing some sort of existential disaster.
    Volquez's bid for second straight no-hitter ends quickly

    Volquez's bid for second straight no-hitter ends quickly

    Pittsburgh remains committed to sticking with the 24-year-old during the bumps, ones that don't appear to be going away. Locke spent his first six Major League Baseball seasons in Pittsburgh and was an All-Star with the Pirates in 2013.
  • North Korea 'most urgent' threat to security - Mattis

    North Korea 'most urgent' threat to security - Mattis

    Stored on the chip were ten photos of the USA missile defense system THAAD stationed some 270 kilometers from the inter-Korean border.

    Iran leaders accuse US, Saudis of supporting Tehran attacks

    But Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said "we still can not judge that Saudi Arabia has had a role in this terrorist incident". The country's Supreme Leader said the attacks will add to the hatred that Iranians harbor toward the USA and Saudi Arabia.

    Jeremy Corbyn keeps his eyes on Downing Street

    Instead, they lost seats and the majority , and will be forced to form a coalition government with a smaller party. A major campaign issue centered on Britain's plan to leave the European Union , also called Brexit .
  • Apple Now Allows Users to Tip with In-App Purchases

    We've all been there; you download an app, use it regularly, and find yourself frequently prompted to write an App Store review. Each app will only be allowed to prompt you three times a year in this way as well.

    Arab nations add names to terror list amid Qatar dispute

    Its flag carrier Qatar Airways now flies increasingly over Iran and Turkey after being blocked elsewhere over the Middle East. Kuwait's ruling emir has shuttled between countries trying to mediate an end to the crisis.

    Putin plays down ties with President Trump's ex-adviser Flynn

    Instead, Putin took the opportunity to deny every allegation that's been leveled at Russian Federation since the election. He also rejected as "another load of nonsense" claims that the Kremlin had any damaging information on President Trump .
  • Days Gone Gameplay Showcased At E3 2017

    In a good mix between intense hand-to-hand combat and calculated stealth, players got more of a feel for protagonist Deacon St. Days Gone's motorcycle exploration demonstrated over E3.
    Senate GOP, Dems agree on new sanctions on Russian Federation

    Senate GOP, Dems agree on new sanctions on Russian Federation

    The senators presented the deal as a separate Iran sanctions bill , under debate by the Legislature. Chuck Schumer , D-N.Y., the top Senate Democrat.

    Warriors' Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

    Goble indicated that he "failed to properly communicate" that Kerr was the recipient of the technical and not Green. That cut Golden State's lead to 3-1, but as usual Green's stats were only a small chapter of his story.