Turkish Foreign Minister Visits Men Accused of Beating Protesters in D.C., Offers Turkey’s ‘Love and Greetings’


WASHINGTON (A.W.)—Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu recently visited two men charged with the May 16 attack on peaceful demonstrators in Washington and offered them Turkey’s “love and greetings.”

(L to R) Eyüp Yıldırım and Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (Photo: Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu Twitter)

Çavuşoğlu tweeted two photos of himself posing with Sinan Narin and Eyüp Yıldırım, who are seen wearing orange jumpsuits. “While visiting our brothers Sinan Narin and Eyüp Yıldırım, who continue to be tried in Washington, we transferred to them our nation’s love and greetings,” read the Sept. 23  tweet accompanying the photographs.

The two men are among a total of 19 people indicted for beating peaceful demonstrators who were protesting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Washington D.C. visit in May.

Eyüp Yıldırım during the attack (Photo: Voice of America Turkish Serveice video screenshot)

Narin and Yıldırım are among 19 suspects accused of attacking protesters outside the Turkish Ambassador’s Washington residence. On June 19, it was reported that United States Marshals had arrested the two Turkish-American men for their role in the beatings.

(L to R) Sinan Narin and Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (Photo: Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu Twitter)

Narin is a Virginia resident, and Yıldırım is an owner of a construction company in New Jersey. Narin was charged with felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor assault or threatened assault in a menacing manner, while Yıldırım was charged with felony assault with significant bodily injury, felony aggravated assault, and misdemeanor assault or threatened assault in a menacing manner.

Çavuşoğlu’s tweet (Photo: Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu Twitter)

On Aug. 20, a grand jury in the U.S. capital issued indictments against a total of 19 people, including 15 members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail, for their brutal attack.


  1. Why even cover Turkey and its satanic policies and politicians?

    We have 125 years of irrefutable evidence that the one thing many – most – Turks have in common is a genocidal hatred of Armenians. Yet, we spend time discussing the newest predictable outrage.

    Yes, the FM sits approvingly with a thug;

    Yes, the police smiled at Hrant Dink’s killer, and

    Yes, the Az. state promoted a man who decapitated an Armenian officer at a NATO training facility.

    This is not news. It will be news when they are responsible and well-intentioned neighbors.

    • It should be written, as some Armenians still believe that the border with Turkey should be opened or that you can have peaceful relations with such nations and have them live in your country. Articles such as these serve as a daily reminder to ultra-left wing armenians that the Turkish Government has not changed its political stance.

  2. My hat off to the genocidal Turks.

    They even protect their criminal co-nationals.

    We couldn’t get Governor Deukmekjian to release an Armenian freedom fighter in the 80s.

  3. “Love and Greetings”? The next you know they will be given the Talaat Pasha and Ataturk
    Award for brutality on innocent people. Following in the tradition of genocidal leaders.

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