Turkey Must Face Suit in U.S. Over 2017 Assault on Protesters

Feb. 7, 2020, 3:06 PM

Turkey isn’t immune from suit for an alleged 2017 attack by Turkish security forces on protesters outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence in Washington, the D.C. federal trial court ruled.

Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, foreign countries are immune from suit in U.S. courts unless an exception applies.

The allegations fit within the exception to sovereign immunity for tortious acts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said.

Under the tortious acts exception, foreign countries aren’t immune from suit in the U.S. for money damages for personal injury or property damage occurring in the U.S. and caused by ...

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