Erdoğans Bad Bank on Trial Shedding Light on an Alleged Plot to Evade Iran Sanctions

A trial starting soon in New York is set to throw light on whether a Turkish bank helped Iran circumvent sanctions. And how much President Erdoğan knew about it.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: Did the Turkish state-owned financial institution Halkbank help Iran circumvent sanctions?

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: Did the Turkish state-owned financial institution Halkbank help Iran circumvent sanctions?

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DER SPIEGEL 9/2021
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Trump, Erdoǧan and the interpreter Fatima Abushanab in 2019

Trump, Erdoǧan and the interpreter Fatima Abushanab in 2019

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Gold trader Zarrab in Istanbul in 2015

Gold trader Zarrab in Istanbul in 2015

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Finance manager Atilla in 2020: "I was innocent."

Finance manager Atilla in 2020: "I was innocent."

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Halkbank's bankruptcy would likely be something of a death blow to the Turkish economy

Halkbank's bankruptcy would likely be something of a death blow to the Turkish economy

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The Halkbank affair appears to confirm everything that the opposition has been accusing Erdoğan of for years

The Halkbank affair appears to confirm everything that the opposition has been accusing Erdoğan of for years

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