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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Firm Denies Flynn Texted Its Director on US Sanctions

An investment firm that once hired Michael Flynn has denied he sent text messages during President Donald Trump’s inauguration indicating U.S. sanctions would be “ripped up” so a nuclear reactor project in the Middle East involving Russian interests could proceed.

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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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Banker’s Lawyers Swing at Star Witness in Iran Sanctions Case

Defense attorneys for a banker accused of laundering money for Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions told a federal judge Monday that new evidence undermines the credibility of the government’s star witness.

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Turkey Seizes Assets of Presidential Ally Who Flipped

The Turkish government seized the assets of a gold trader and his family on Friday, in retaliation for his testimony implicating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other high-ranking officials in a multibillion-dollar scheme to bust Iran sanctions.

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Tillerson Says US Considers Individual Sanctions for Myanmar

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that his country was deeply concerned by “credible reports” of atrocities committed by Myanmar’s security forces and called for an independent investigation into a humanitarian crisis that has seen hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya flee to Bangladesh.

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