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Charges Dropped Against Most Turkish Bodyguards In Clash With Protesters

The U.S. is dropping charges against members of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail, who were accused of physically assaulting American protesters during the leader’s visit to Washington.
Members of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail clashed with protesters outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence in Washington on May 16. (Credit Voice of America, via Associated Press)
Prosecutors have dropped charges against 11 of 15 bodyguards, citing a lack of evidence.
The altercation happened in May when the security members clashed with protesters outside the Turkish embassy, while the leader was visiting President Trump.
The Turkish embassy claims the bodyguards were acting in self-defense, accusing the protesters of being affiliated with a Turkish opposition group.
Meanwhile, the U.S. is still pursing charges against four other security members.

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