Skip to comments.Why Turkey cares about the trial of Reza Zarrab
Posted on 01/09/2018 6:31:56 PM PST by Texas Fossil
In recent weeks, there has been increasing American interest in a previously little-watched judicial saga unfolding in New York district court. Like a Turkish soap opera, it involves a dashing businessman with a pop-star wife, corruption allegations, leaked tapes of private conversations and intrigue at the highest levels of government. The trial of Reza Zarrab on charges of evading Iran sanctions, including any revelations he makes about corruption in the Turkish government, could have significant political and economic implications for Turkey. It could also damage already fraught relations between Turkey and the United States.
(Excerpt) Read more at brookings.edu ...
This article is one of the clearest explanations of the Zarrab case. It does leave out a great deal of detail that is available elsewhere. But often the detail makes it hard to follow all the pieces that are involved.
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