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Pallone Statement on Arrests of those Involved with Attack of Protesters Outside of Turkish Embassy

June 16, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone Jr., Co-Chair of the Congressional Armenian Issues Caucus, made the following statement on two arrests that were made in response to the May 16th assault of protest by Turkish security forces. The Washington, DC police have not yet charged any of President Erdogan’s security detail.

“The attacks that took place against peaceful protesters at the Turkish Embassy on May 16th‎  were a horrific affront to American values. I am encouraged by the arrests today of two of the perpetrators, but we won't ensure justice until all those who committed violence are held to account. Authorities must now pursue charges against Turkish security forces for their role in the violence.”‎