A court case in New York rattles Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan -

A court case in New York rattles Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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  • Dec 07 2017 16:55About: 4 days ago
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A FEDERAL court in New York is not the obvious setting for a trial that has sent panic through the Turkish establishment. But since he began testifying on November 29th, Reza Zarrab, a 34-year-old gold trader, has pled guilty to violating American sanctions against Iran; implicated Halkbank, a Turkish bank, and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, in his scheme; and confessed to bribing a former economy minister who, alongside an executive from Halkbank and six others, is a suspect in the case. In Turkey, a prosecutor has placed one current and one former US attorney under investigation, and Mr Erdogan has accused an Islamic sect of using America’s judiciary to stage a coup against his regime.

The charges against the gold trader, who was arrested during a trip to Florida in 2016, and the substance of his own allegations will sound familiar to most Turks. In 2013 police in Turkey arrested dozens of people, including Mr Zarrab, the sons of three cabinet ministers,...Continue reading

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FEDERAL court York obvious setting trial that sent panic through Turkish establishment. since began testifying November 29th Reza Zarrab 34-year-old gold trader pled guilty violating American sanctions against Iran; implicated Halkbank bank Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkey’s president scheme; confessed bribing former economy minister who alongside executive from others suspect case. Turkey prosecutor placed current attorney under investigation accused Islamic sect using America’s judiciary stage coup regime.The charges trader arrested during trip Florida 2016 substance allegations will sound familiar most Turks. 2013 police dozens people including Zarrab sons three cabinet ministers...Continue reading

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