17th May 2018
AP — In a case that strained relations between the United States and Turkey, a judge sentenced a Turkish banker on Wednesday to just over two and a half years in prison, ignoring recommendations that he spend decades behind bars for his role in helping Iran evade U.S. economic… Read More
4th January 2018
After more than three weeks of testimony and four days of deliberation, a New York jury convicted a Turkish banker charged in a U.S. sanctions-busting casethat strained relations between the two countries. Hakan Atilla, 47, the deputy general manager of Halkbank, was found guilty of five counts of conspiracy and… Read More
20th December 2017
Malta Today How do you set up an offshore bank account when your business is connected to the most powerful political figure in Turkey? This was the dilemma facing the Turks behind a Maltese company, Pal Shipping Trader One Ltd, which in 2013 required an account to deposit VAT refund… Read More
8th December 2017
By Jose Pagliery, CNN An Iranian-Turkish gold trader admitted in a US court that he made “maybe $150 million” by helping Iran dodge international sanctions. It’s a colossal take for a minor Turkish tabloid celebrity who, for years, escaped prosecution in his own country and now faces years in US… Read More
5th December 2017
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty The U.S. government’s star witness in a high-profile Iran sanctions case has admitted in court that he paid bribes to secure his release from a Turkish jail after he was arrested in a sweeping corruption scandal in 2013. Reza Zarrab, in a fourth day of testimony… Read More
1st December 2017
By Kareem Shaheen, Guardian A scheme Iran allegedly used to evade sanctions through a state-owned bank in Turkey has been detailed in court by a businessman who claimed the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, had been aware of the billion-dollar operation. In a case that has strained relations between Turkey… Read More
25th October 2017
24 October 2017 By Pavel Polityuk, Jack Stubbs, REUTERS Cyber attacks using malware called “BadRabbit” hit Russia and other nations on Tuesday, affecting Russian Interfax news agency and causing flight delays at Ukraine’s Odessa airport. While no major outages were reported, the U.S. government issued a warning on the attack,… Read More
20th September 2017
Turkey will consider imposing sanctions on Kurdish northern Iraq over its planned independence referendum, President Tayyip Erdogan was cited by state-run Anadolu news agency as saying. Turkey escalated its opposition to the Kurdish referendum on Tuesday, training tank guns and rocket launchers across the southern border and saying the break-up… Read More
3rd August 2017
Israel’s Shin Bet security service has uncovered a complex Hamas money laundering operation that brought nearly three quarters of a million shekels into the terrorist group’s coffers, the agency announced Thursday. In light of Israeli sanctions on the group, Hamas cannot freely move money in and out of the country. Read More
16th May 2017
A federal judge demanded more answers on Monday about Rudolph Giuliani’s efforts to get U.S. charges dropped against a wealthy Turkish businessman, zeroing in on the former New York City mayor’s ties to President Donald Trump as a potential conflict that could disqualify him from the case. U.S. District Judge… Read More