Published: Fri, June 16, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Turkey asks US envoy to oppose arrest warrants

Turkey asks US envoy to oppose arrest warrants

The ministry also told Bass that the brawl in front of the Turkish ambassador's residence was caused by the failure of local security authorities to take necessary measures; that this incident would not have occurred if the USA authorities had taken the usual measures they take in similar high-level visits and, therefore, Turkish citizens can not be held responsible for the incident that took place.

Newsham said the warrants were issued with the help of the state department, the U.S. secret service and the USA attorney's office in DC.

Eyup Yildirim of New Jersey and Sinan Narin of Virginia were arrested on assault charges on Wednesday, according to police. Two other men were arrested at the scene - one for aggravated assault and the other for assaulting a police officer.

Police secure the street outside the Turkish embassy during a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on May 16, 2017 in Washington, DC.

It is highly unlikely that Turkey would extradite the men to the United States to face the charges, but they do face the possibility of arrest should they ever try to re-enter the country. It also declares that "U.S. respect for free speech requires USA 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. Yildirim appears to be kicking a protester repeatedly in videos from that day.Both men have been arrested.

The police chief urged all the suspects charged by the police to turn themselves in and face justice in the United States. "We make sure they are safe, but we also make sure they follow our laws", she said.

A view of the protest that turned violent outside the Turkish embassy in Washington D.C., May 16, 2017.

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.

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Two protesters also have been charged.

In the brazen assault, captured in a mosaic of videos collected by theNew York Times, plain-clothes security officers attacked, punched and kicked anti-Erdogan demonstrators who were calling for Kurdish independence.

The video then apparently shows Erdogan getting out of the vehicle and watching for a few seconds.

The altercation occurred back in May when body guards of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan clashed with protesters while the leader was visiting President Trump.

People injured in the attack and federal lawmakers have criticized the initial response, which was complicated by issues over diplomatic immunity and relations with Turkey.

Erdogan lashed back, accusing USA police of having allowed "terrorists" to protest "50 meters from me" during his United States visit.

The charges represent the strongest action taken by the USA following the brawl.

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