McCarthyist Echoes Penetrate New York Trial About Turkey

For the past two days, an ex-Istanbul police officer has faced caustic questioning by a defense attorney about accusations tying him to a group that the Turkish government brands a terrorist organization. Turning the tables on Thursday, a U.S. prosecutor suggested suspicions about that officer’s political affiliations amount to a political witch-hunt.

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Turkish Gold Trader’s Dramatic Testimony Ends With Assassination Tale

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 ministers in illicit transactions worth billions.

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Gold Trader Vexing Turkey Denies Illicit Dealings With Russia

Reza Zarrab, a gold trader who has implicated Turkey’s president and ministers in billions of illicit transactions, denied from a New York courtroom Tuesday that he was caught in a similar scheme: a traffic stop at the Turkish-Russian border involving a car carrying $15 million.

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