Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Two Erdoğan Supporters/Thugs (But Not Body Guards?) Arrested

U.S. Marshals have arrested two Turkish men living in U.S. for their role in beating peaceful protesters outside of the Turkish embassy in Washington, D.C. last month, a source with knowledge of the matter tells The Daily Caller.

The State Department confirmed in a statement to TheDC that arrests have been been.


TheDC’s source and the State Department did not provide the names of the men arrested for their role in the May 16 attack, though the Washington-based Turkish news website Washington Hatti reported on Wednesday that one man involved in the attacks [Eyup Yildirim] was detained in New Jersey.


ideo of the incident shows a large group of Erdogan supporters and bodyguards suddenly crossing the street in front of the embassy to where the smaller group of protesters were staged. The Erdogan henchmen, some of them armed, were then seen punching, kicking and stomping the protesters.

At least 11 were injured.

Erdogan watched the attack unfold from his black Mercedes Benz, which was parked outside of the embassy. Video recordings show that he may even have ordered his bodyguards and supporters like Yildirim to launch the assault on the protesters.


An audio analysis of recordings of the blitz also revealed that voices can be heard shouting phrases like “Servet says dive in,” or “Servet says attack.”

TheDC also identified Servet Erkan as one of the Erdogan bodyguards who took part in the violence. Another member of Erdogan’s security detail who was seen choking a female protester was identified as Ismail Dalkiran.


Despite the arrest of Yildirim and another Erdogan goon, some of the men involved in the attack likely will not be arrested or punished.

  Daily Caller
...but hey, do what you will anyway.

UPDATE 8/30:
US authorities have indicted 19 people, including 15 Turkish security officials, for attacking peaceful protesters who rallied against the visit of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence in Washington DC in May.

While 16 of the defendants had already been slapped with charges in June, Tuesday’s indictment by the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia added three Turkish security officials to the list.


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