The EU’s counterterrorism coordinator Gilles de Kerchove said in an interview with Reuters published on Thursday that the EU does not see the movement of cleric Fethullah Gulen “as a terrorist organisation, and I don’t believe the EU is likely to change its position soon”. He said Turkey, which accuses Gulen of being behind a coup attempt last year, needs “concrete substantive data which shows that they were involved”.
Reza Zarrab, under cross-examination by the defense, admitted that he had made a fortune helping Turkey evade U.S.-imposed sanctions on Iran.

Reza Zarrab’s Ex-Cellmate Accuses Him of Rape

The former cellmate has filed a lawsuit against the government witness in the trial of a Turkish banker charged with violating U.S. sanctions on Iran.
Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of Turkey’s main opposition party CHP, presented documents on Tuesday that he claims prove that relatives of President Erdoğan put money into an offshore company. The transfers allegedly made by Erdoğan’s son and brother to a company based on the Isle of Man amount to around 15 million US dollars. Pro-government media see the allegations as another attempt to remove Erdoğan from power. Others fear the affair will never be properly investigated.
courthousenews.com – Adam Klasfeld – Dec 7, 4:43 PM

MANHATTAN (CN) – Capping off a week on the witness stand in an Iran sanctions case, gold trader Reza Zarrab recounted an attempt to assassinate him inside a U.S. prison because of his testimony that has implicated Turkey’s president and

Rıza Sarraf has testified in the case in which former Halkbank Deputy General Director Atilla has been tried. In his testimony, Sarraf said that he bribed former Minister of EU Bağış and former Minister of Economy Çağlayan.

Turkey Seizes Assets of Reza Zarrab, Witness in Sanctions-Evasion Case

 

Zarrab testified that he was told the Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan had ordered banks to participate in a sanctions-busting scheme

Turkey’s DenizBank says it did not collaborate with Turkish-Iranian businessman Zarrab

 

Turkey’s DenizBank said on Nov. 30 it did not have any dealings with the shipping group owned by Turkish-Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab, who has pleaded guilty and is testifying in a United States federal court that he helped Iran get around U.S. sanctions.

Erdogan Helped Turks Evade Iran Sanctions, Reza Zarrab Says

 

A U.S. government witness testified that Recep Tayyip Erdogan, then Turkey’s prime minister, personally ordered that two banks participate in the alleged scheme.

No one can set up virtual courts to prosecute my country: Erdoğan

 

No one can set up virtual courts made up by the fake treasonous FETÖ members to prosecute my country, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Dec. 2 in northeastern Kars province
Here’s what we’ve learned in the first week of a Manhattan trial over a vast, billion-dollar conspiracy to violate United States sanctions by swapping Turkish gold for Iranian oil began

Reza Zarrab Testifies That He Bribed Turkish Minister

The gold trader told jurors why he’s helping prosecutors: “Cooperation was the fastest way to accept responsibility and to get out of jail at once.”

No ordinary tycoon

After his arrest in the US, will Reza Zarrab bring embarrassment to Turkey, asks Selin Girit.
Turkish-Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab began to testify a New York trial late on Nov. 29 about how he helped Iran evade U.S. economic sanctions in the case of the former Halkbank deputy general manager Hakan Atilla.
Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of Turkey’s main opposition party CHP (the Republican People’s Party, of social-democratic ideology), accused on Tuesday (28 November) the relatives of the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of having off-shore accounts.

West offers Turkey more than Iran, Russia: Tillerson

Western countries can offer Turkey more benefits than Russia and Iran, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Nov. 29.

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