Reza Zarrab

Taking on Terrorists and a Turkish Scandal, Beneath a Fleeting Spotlight

Amid the tumult last March of the Trump administration’s abrupt firing of Preet Bharara from his post as the United States attorney in Manhattan, his deputy, Joon H. Kim, a virtual unknown to the public, quietly stepped in.<p>It did not take long for Mr. Kim to be thrust into the spotlight.<p>Within …

New York City

Will The Obama Administration Ever Face Its Iran Deal Scandals?

When the jaw-dropping details of the Obama administration’s alleged decision to spike Project Cassandra emerged late last year—quashing a …

Conservative View

Trudeau turns to Seinfeld tactics to tame town hall hecklers

A deeper dive into the day's most notable stories<p><i>Welcome to The National Today, which takes a closer look at what's happening around some of the</i> …

Donald Trump

Erdogan Calls U.S. Iran Sanctions Case A 'Political Coup Attempt' Against Him

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned the recent conviction of a Turkish bank executive for violating U.S. sanctions against Iran, calling …

Turkey

How Banker's Conviction Strains U.S.-Turkey Ties: QuickTake Q&A

The conviction in a U.S. court of Mehmet Hakan Atilla, former head of international banking at state-owned Halkbank, may cause more trouble for the …

Turkey

President Erdoğan openly says US is behind Gülen

FİKRET BİLA<p>The court case in which a former Turkish banking executive was found guilty of violating U.S. sanctions on Iran is a clear indication that …

Turkey

How Turkish Banks Helped Iran Dodge Sanctions

Last week, Mehmet Hakan Atilla, the deputy CEO of Halkbank, a government-owned Turkish bank, was convicted in an American federal court for his role …

Jewish Culture

Erdoğan: We might rethink some bilateral agreements with Washington

Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday denounced justice in the United States and suggested that Turkey might rethink some bilateral agreements …

Turkey

Erdogan Says ‘World Is Doomed’ After Turkish Banker Trial, Denounces US Justice

Share this:<p>Erdogan cast the case as an American plot to undermine Turkey’s government and economy – an argument likely to resonate with nationalist …

Turkey

'World Is Doomed': Erdogan Denounces U.S. Justice After Turkish Banker Trial

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan denounced U.S. justice on Friday and suggested Turkey could rethink some bilateral agreements with Washington, …

Turkey

Turkey-US relations sour further after NY court convicts Turkish banker in Iran sanctions case

Turkey’s ties with the US were further strained on Thursday after Ankara described a New York court's decision to convict a Turkish banker over a massive scheme to help Iran evade American sanctions as a "political attack".<p>Mehmet Hakan Atilla, deputy general manager of state-run Halkbank, was found …

Turkey

Erdogan says US verdict part of 'plots' against Turkey

ISTANBUL: Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday slammed the conviction in the US of a top Turkish banker in a trial on Iran …

Turkey

U.S. conviction of Turkish banker stirs tensions between nations

Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a Turkish banker, has been found guilty of bank fraud and conspiracy due to his involvement in a plot to help Iran evade U.S. …

U.S. Politics

Turkey says U.S. conviction of banker 'unjust and unfortunate'

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey on Thursday slammed a U.S. jury's decision to convict a Turkish banker for helping Iran evade sanctions as "unjust and unfortunate" and cast the trial as unprecedented interference in Ankara's internal affairs.<p>The decision, which capped a nearly four-week trial that had …

World News

Turkey calls US trial of Turkish banker 'legal disgrace'

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Thursday slammed the conviction in New York of a Turkish banker accused of helping Iran evade sanctions as a "legal disgrace."<p>A day after Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a 47-year-old deputy general manager of state-run Halkbank was found guilty of five counts including bank …

World News

Turkey Calls U.S. Conviction of Banker ‘Scandalous’

ISTANBUL — Turkey on Thursday criticized a United States jury’s decision to convict a Turkish banker on charges of conspiring to evade American sanctions against Iran, calling the verdict “unjust” and the trial an “unprecedented interference” in its internal affairs.<p>Yet the sanctions-evasion …

Erdogan’s spokesman: Turkish banker’s U.S. conviction ‘scandalous’

The Turkish government is denouncing the U.S. conviction of a banker in a sanctions-busting case and demanding the extradition of a key prosecution witness.<p>The spokesman for Turkish President Recep Erdogan told reporters Thursday that the guilty verdict against Hakan Atilla, the deputy general …

World News

Bilateral legal accords with US losing validity: Erdogan

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday warned that bilateral legal accords with the United States were “losing validity”, lashing out at …

Turkey

'World is doomed' - Erdogan denounces US justice after Turkish banker trial

ISTANBUL: Tayyip Erdogan denounced U.S. justice on Friday and suggested Turkey could rethink some bilateral agreements with Washington, after a U.S. …

Turkey

'World is doomed' - Erdogan denounces U.S. justice after Turkish banker trial

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan denounced U.S. justice on Friday and suggested Turkey could rethink some bilateral agreements with Washington, after a U.S. court convicted a Turkish banker in a trial that included testimony of corruption by top Turkish officials.<p>In his first public comments on …

Turkey

Recep Erdogan says US verdict against Turkish citizen is part of ‘plot’

Istanbul — On Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticised the conviction in the US of a top Turkish banker in a trial on Iran …

Business (South Africa)

Turkish banker found guilty of trying to help Iran dodge U.S. sanctions

(Bloomberg) — A Turkish banker was convicted of helping Iran evade U.S. financial sanctions in a verdict likely to further strain relations between …

Corruption

Turkey-US relations worsen amid secret diplomacy

A United States court found Turkish public lender Halkbank’s executive Hakan Atilla “guilty” on Jan. 3 for breaking U.S. sanctions on Iran. Turkish …

Turkey

The Biggest Sanctions-Evasion Scheme in Recent History

And the swashbuckling gold trader at its center<p>Yesterday, Turkish banker Mehmet Hakan Atilla was found guilty in a Manhattan courtroom for a range of financial crimes. His dramatic trial revealed that tens of billions in dollars and gold moved from Turkey to Iran through a complex network of …

Corruption

Turkey furious over US sanctions-busting conviction

ISTANBUL (AFP) -<p>Turkey reacted furiously Thursday to the fraud conviction in New York of a Turkish banker which came after an explosive trial over Iran sanctions-busting that implicated ex-ministers and even President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.<p>The conviction of Mehmet Hakan Atilla, deputy chief …

Turkey

Turkey’s Halkbank Could Suffer From Ex-Banker’s U.S. Conviction

The conviction of a Turkish banker in New York on Wednesday could spell trouble for Turkiye Halk Bankasi AS, the state-run lender implicated in a …

Corruption

Turkish banker found guilty of helping Iran dodge US sanctions

Mehmet Hakan Atilla, executive at majority state-owned Halkbank, convicted in case that fueled diplomatic tensions between US and Turkey<p>A US jury has found a Turkish banker guilty of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions, after a nearly four-week trial that has strained diplomatic relations between the …

Corruption

Turkish banker found guilty of busting US sanctions on Iran

A Turkish banker was found guilty on Wednesday of taking part in a multibillion-dollar scheme to evade US sanctions, a verdict that threatens to send …

Corruption

'Scandalous Decision': How A Turkish Banker's Conviction In U.S. Is Roiling Ankara

A federal trial in New York City, which saw a Turkish banker tried on allegations of evading U.S. sanctions on Iran, ended Wednesday with his conviction on five of six charges — including bank fraud and several conspiracies to defraud American financial institutions.<p>The conclusion of the trial …

World News

Turkey anger as US convicts banker Atilla over Iran sanctions case

<b>Turkey has reacted angrily after a Turkish banker was convicted in New York over a massive scheme to help Iran evade US sanctions.</b><p>Mehmet Hakan Atilla was found guilty of bank fraud and conspiracy but cleared of money laundering.<p>Turkey's foreign ministry described the ruling as "unjust and …

Corruption