Police say arrest warrants have been obtained for twelve Turkish residents, two U.S. citizens and two Canadian citizens after a May brawl in Washington, D.C. between Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's security personnel and protesters. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham, and Washington D.C. Deputy Mayor Kevin Donahue hold news conference to provide an update on the recent arrests related to the May incident at the Turkish Embassy. D.C. Chief of Police Peter Newsham said arrest warrants have been obtained for twelve Turkish residents two U.S. citizens and two Canadian citizens over a brawl in Washington between Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's security personnel and protesters. The melee outside the Turkish ambassador's residence during Erdogan's visit to the United States last month strained U.S.-Turkish relations. Eleven people were hurt in what Washington's police chief described as a "brutal attack" on peaceful protesters. Washington police said in a brief statement that Sinan Narin of Virginia was accused of felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor assault. The second man, Eyup Yildirim of New Jersey, faces two felony assault charges and a misdemeanor assault charge.