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12 Turkish security agents to be charged in connection with violence at Washington protest

12 Turkish security agents to be charged in connection with violence at Washington protest

Police are set to announce charges against a dozen Turkish security agents who were involved in a violent altercation when Turkey's president visited Washington last month, a U.S. official said Wednesday.

The District of Columbia police are expected to say that seven men are being charged with felonies and five with misdemeanors. The official wasn't authorized to speak publicly on the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of a Thursday news conference that includes Washington's mayor and police chief.

The action is likely to exacerbate what has become a major irritant in U.S.-Turkish ties. Relations were severely strained even before the May 16 clash, which happened...

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