Erdogan linked at trial to plot to evade Iran sanctions

Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab, who laundered billions of dollars on behalf of Iran, told a New York jury that then-Turkish economy minister  Zafer Caglayan told him that Erdogan, then-prime minister, personally signed off on a plan to involve two Turkish banks in a scheme to help Tehran evade U.S. sanctions, Bloomberg reports. The testimony marked the first time Erdogan was implicated in the sanctions-busting plot.

 

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