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Erdogan’s Thugs Finally Indicted For Attacking Protesters

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Back in May, Turkish president dictator Recip Tayyip Erdogan sent his goons after a bunch of protesters outside the Turkish embassy in DC.

Now those thugs are finally being held to account, as Chuck Ross reports:

A federal grand jury has indicted 19 Turkish security officials and supporters of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan for their roles in attacking peaceful protesters outside of the Turkish ambassador’s residence in Washington, D.C. on May 16.

Fifteen of the defendants are bodyguards and Turkish police officers who work for Erdogan. Four others are private citizens who support the authoritarian leader…

Despite the indictments, it is unlikely that most of the defendants will face actual jail time. The State Department has barred the Erdogan security officials implicated in the attack from re-entering the U.S.

Well, it’s something, at least. I don’t care if this “complicates” our relations with Turkey. Those people were protesting peacefully in the United States of America. They get to do that. If you attack them, the law needs to come down on you.

Erdogan should be banned from the U.S. as well. That thug is evil. He actually is what liberals only think Trump is.