Turkish Guards Will Be Charged in Embassy Protest, Officials Say
By NICHOLAS FANDOS JUNE 14, 2017
THE NEW YORK TIMES
WASHINGTON — Law enforcement officials plan to announce charges Thursday against a dozen members of the Turkish president’s security detail for their involvement in a brutal attack on protesters outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence here last month, two American officials said on Wednesday.
Authorities have already charged several others, including two Americans and two Canadians, with taking part in the violent skirmish.
The Washington police have been investigating the May 16 incident along with the State Department and the Secret Service. The police planned to announce the charges at a news conference on Thursday morning, according to the two officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the charges before they were made public.
Coming almost a month after the incident, the charges are the most significant retaliatory step taken to date by American authorities, who have fumed privately and publicly over what they see as a highly offensive attack on free speech — not to mention American law enforcement.
Sadly most of the Turkish henchmen are back home and unlikely to be extradited. So I guess it's mostly finger-wagging optics.