Two Americans plead guilty for attacking protesters at Turkish embassy in DC
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Two men pleaded guilty Thursday to felony assault for their role in a brawl that broke out near the Turkish Embassy in May during a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Sinan Narin, 45, of Virginia, and Eyup Yildirim, 50, of New Jersey, each pleaded guilty and will be sentenced in March, Reuters reported.

On May 16, activists protesting Erdoğan's government clashed with Turkish bodyguards and security personnel. Eleven people were injured in the melee.

Prosecutors said Narin and Yildirim were both caught on video kicking protesters.

A grand jury indicted 19 defendants in August, including 15 Turkish security officials, for their role in the incident.

Washington, D.C., police said the attack was unprovoked, but the Turkish Embassy argued the guards were acting in self-defense and claimed the protesters were aligned with a terrorist group from Turkey.

Erdoğan said in September that Trump called him to apologize for the incident.