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Former Treasury Official Slams Ex-Erdogan Deputy on Sanctions

 

https://www.courthou...y-on-sanctions/

 

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MANHATTAN (Courthouse News) – A former deputy for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined an ever-growing list of Turkish officials accused of enabling sanctions violations on Friday during a money laundering trial in a New York federal courthouse.

 

In 2012, politician Ali Babacan served as then-Prime Minister Erdogan’s deputy, a position that Babacan would hold for three more years.

 

Babacan is now serving as a member of the Turkish parliament as a trial unfolds halfway across the world in New York, where prosecutors hope to convict banker Mehmet Hakan Atilla — a former manager at Turkey’s state-run Halkbank — of sanctions violations.

 

Former Treasury Department official David Cohen has been testifying for the U.S. government in that effort, and he told a jury today that Babacan’s intention to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran were so brazen that the deputy announced it publicly.

 

Cohen said that he warned Halkbank general manager Suleyman Aslan about the matter in a letter.


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Understanding Turkey’s Afrin Operation

 

Q1: Why is Turkey attacking Afrin?

 
A1: On January 20, Turkey launched a major military operation beyond its southern border code-named “Olive Branch” directed at the Syrian Kurdish canton of Afrin. The move followed months of increasingly harsh statements by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the emergence of a belt immediately beyond the Turkish-Syrian border controlled by the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing, the People’s Protection Units (YPG), viewed by Turkey as the Syrian Kurdish affiliate of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). On January 13, Erdogan had announced that there would be action “within a week…if the terrorists in Afrin do not surrender,” and four days later the Turkish National Security Council meeting he chaired confirmed that steps would be taken “immediately and decisively to eliminate threats…to prevent the formation of a terror corridor and terrorist army beyond [Turkey’s] borders.”


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Keynote Address by the NATO Deputy Secretary General on Turkey's Relationship with the Organization as She Visits the Country

 

 

Among all NATO Allies, Turkey is the most exposed to instability and turmoil stemming from the Middle East.  Your country has suffered a series of brutal terrorist attacks and I want you to know that NATO stands in solidarity with Turkey in the fight against terrorism.

 

https://www.nato.int...ions_150987.htm



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Fears of escalation in tensions after Erdogan calls snap polls

Amid rising tensions between Greece and Turkey in the Aegean, Wednesday's decision by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to call snap elections for June 24 intensified concerns for bilateral ties against a backdrop of growing nationalist fervor in Turkey. 
There were hopes in Athens that a recent spike in provocations by Turkey might end after the June elections in Turkey. But these were undercut by fears of possible upheaval over the next two months. 
Defense Minister Panos Kammenos on Wednesday struck a much calmer tone. Responding to opposition criticism about the absence of a unified government stance opposite Turkey, he said, “The government’s position is expressed by the prime minister [Alexis Tsipras].”


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Turkey floods: Cars swept away in Ankara streets

Flash floods in the Turkish capital, Ankara, have caused havoc.

Cars were swept away and businesses hit, in the Mamak district of the city.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...-ankara-streets



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More Than 350 Observers to Monitor Turkish Elections

 

 

https://www.courthou...kish-elections/

 

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An international security body says it is deploying 22 long-term and 350 short-term observers to monitor Turkey’s June 24 snap presidential and parliamentary elections.

 

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights said Thursday that the higher number of observers is a response to recent changes to electoral procedures.

 

Newly-approved electoral laws will among other things, allow the government to relocate ballot boxes on security grounds and allow the counting of unstamped ballot papers as valid, which the opposition fears can lead to fraud.

 

The elections will usher in a new executive presidential system giving the president far-reaching powers. The new system was approved in a narrowly-won referendum last year, which the opposition says was marred by irregularities and observers branded as “unfair.”

 

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