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The Wall Street Journal: At least 10 Turks charged in melee against protesters in Washington

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors have filed charges against at least 10 members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail who are accused of having played a role in last month’s beatings of demonstrators protesting the Turkish leader’s visit to the U.S. capital, officials said Wednesday.

The charges, which one official said include felony assault against some of Erdogan’s guards, are likely to inflame existing tensions between Turkey and the U.S., which now will have to decide whether to seek extradition of the suspects, or to bar them from returning.

The clash, which District of Columbia Police Chief Peter Newsham characterized as an unprovoked and “brutal attack on peaceful protesters,” triggered widespread condemnation from U.S.

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