Police are set to announce charges against a dozen Turkish security agents who were involved in a violent altercation when Turkey's president visited Washington last month, a US official said Wednesday. But the rest of those wanted may never face charges; two are Canadian citizens and the others are Turkish, with all appearing to have left the United States before arrest warrants were obtained.
Washington police are leading the investigation, in cooperation with federal law enforcement and the U.S. State Department.
On Wednesday, Washington police announced the arrests of Sinan Narin of Virginia, who faces a charge of felony aggravated assault and misdemeanour assault, and Eyup Yildirim of New Jersey, who faces two felony assault charges and a misdemeanour assault charge. Members of the security team face several felony and misdemeanour counts, the USA officials said. Ellialti also faces a charge of felony aggravated assault.
Erdogan's security detail returned with him to Turkey and the U.S. could seek their extradition or bar them from entering the country.
"If they attempt to enter the United States, they will be arrested", Newsham said.
"There is no indication right now that the protesters were a terrorist group", Chief Newsham said.
The two men attended a pro-Erdogan event outside Toronto's Turkish consulate 11 months ago Thursday in response to an anti-Erdogan coup. It's unclear how the arrests for the officers and agents will be carried out, but D.C. police said they will be taking "necessary steps" to apprehend the individuals.
A still shot from footage of the clashes between Turkish security forces and protesters last month. Nine people were eventually hospitalised, some with serious injuries.
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"They should bring themselves here to the United States to answer these charges", Newsham said.
Turkish Ambassador Serdar Kılıç was also summoned to the State Department following the altercation, which the State Department condemned, pledging that officials were "communicating our concern to the Turkish government in the strongest possible terms".
The melee has become a major irritant in U.S. Men in dark suits and others were recorded repeatedly kicking one woman as she lay curled on a sidewalk.
The Washington, D.C., police have charged sixteen people over the fight that broke out on the Turkish Embassy lawn in May.
The charges mark a major retaliation by the United States in an incident complicated by rules regarding diplomatic immunity, and Turkey's status as a key North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally.
The incident has certainly raised tensions with Turkey, and American officials may continue to be disappointed with their attacks on protesters.
The Turkish Embassy claimed without evidence that Erdogan's bodyguards were acting in "self-defense" during the incident, and that the protesters were affiliated with the PKK (left-wing Kurdistan Workers' Party).