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Halkbank also said it will ask U.S. District Judge Richard Berman who has overseen related litigation to remove himself from the case NeutralAs a corporation Halkbank cannot be a since it has no physical body to the bank said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-halkbank/halkbank-seeks-to-challenge-u-s-jurisdiction-before-entering-plea-to-charges-idUSKBN1XU2Q72019-11-21
It is unclear why Halkbank is seeking the judges recusal NegativeAs a corporation Halkbank cannot be a since it has no physical body to the bank said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-halkbank/halkbank-seeks-to-challenge-u-s-jurisdiction-before-entering-plea-to-charges-idUSKBN1XU2Q72019-11-21
NEW YORK A lawyer for Turkeys stateowned Halkbank which has been criminally charged by U.S. prosecutors with helping Iran evade sanctions said in a letter on Monday that it would seek to dismiss the case and have the judge assigned to it recuse himself NegativeNEW YORK A lawyer for Turkeys stateowned Halkbank which has been criminally charged by U.S. prosecutors with helping Iran evade sanctions said in a letter on Monday that it would seek to dismiss the case and have the judge assigned to it recuse himself http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-halkbank/halkbank-says-it-will-seek-dismissal-of-u-s-indictment-judges-recusal-idUSKBN1XE2CC2019-11-05
A hearing is scheduled in the case on Tuesday and prosecutors have said they may seek a fine against Halkbank if it refuses to appear NegativeNEW YORK A lawyer for Turkeys stateowned Halkbank which has been criminally charged by U.S. prosecutors with helping Iran evade sanctions said in a letter on Monday that it would seek to dismiss the case and have the judge assigned to it recuse himself http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-halkbank/halkbank-says-it-will-seek-dismissal-of-u-s-indictment-judges-recusal-idUSKBN1XE2CC2019-11-05
WASHINGTON A top Democratic senator on Thursday questioned whether President Donald Trump interfered with a criminal investigation of Turkeys Halkbank which has been accused of conspiring to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran NegativeWASHINGTON A top Democratic senator on Thursday questioned whether President Donald Trump interfered with a criminal investigation of Turkeys Halkbank which has been accused of conspiring to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-halkbank/democratic-senator-asks-whether-trump-interfered-with-court-case-on-turkeys-halkbank-idUSKBN1X32GW2019-10-25
Halkbank has denied the charges NegativeWASHINGTON A top Democratic senator on Thursday questioned whether President Donald Trump interfered with a criminal investigation of Turkeys Halkbank which has been accused of conspiring to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-halkbank/democratic-senator-asks-whether-trump-interfered-with-court-case-on-turkeys-halkbank-idUSKBN1X32GW2019-10-25
Turkeys Erdogan has blasted the U.S. charges against Halkbank and called the case an ugly step NegativeWASHINGTON A top Democratic senator on Thursday questioned whether President Donald Trump interfered with a criminal investigation of Turkeys Halkbank which has been accused of conspiring to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-halkbank/democratic-senator-asks-whether-trump-interfered-with-court-case-on-turkeys-halkbank-idUSKBN1X32GW2019-10-25
LONDON Oct 21 Ratings agency Fitch put the longterm foreign currency rating of Turkeys Halkbank on rating watch on Monday following U.S. Department of Justice charges of fraud money laundering and Iran sanctions busting NegativeLONDON Oct 21 Ratings agency Fitch put the longterm foreign currency rating of Turkeys Halkbank on rating watch on Monday following U.S. Department of Justice charges of fraud money laundering and Iran sanctions busting http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/turkey-halkbank-rating/fitch-puts-turkeys-halkbank-on-downgrade-warning-after-u-s-charges-idUSS8N26L0392019-10-22
Fitch currently has a rating of on Halkbank NeutralLONDON Oct 21 Ratings agency Fitch put the longterm foreign currency rating of Turkeys Halkbank on rating watch on Monday following U.S. Department of Justice charges of fraud money laundering and Iran sanctions busting http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/turkey-halkbank-rating/fitch-puts-turkeys-halkbank-on-downgrade-warning-after-u-s-charges-idUSS8N26L0392019-10-22
ANKARA Nothing will come of a case against Turkeys stateowned lender Halkbank if the law in the United States Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday adding that the case was politically motivated NegativeANKARA Nothing will come of a case against Turkeys stateowned lender Halkbank if the law in the United States Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday adding that the case was politically motivated http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-halkbank/turkey-says-nothing-will-come-of-halkbank-case-if-law-in-u-s-works-idUSKBN1WZ0722019-10-20
U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday charged Halkbank with taking part in a multibilliondollar scheme to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran NegativeANKARA Nothing will come of a case against Turkeys stateowned lender Halkbank if the law in the United States Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday adding that the case was politically motivated http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-halkbank/turkey-says-nothing-will-come-of-halkbank-case-if-law-in-u-s-works-idUSKBN1WZ0722019-10-20
Halkbank could not immediately be reached for comment after business hours in Turkey NegativeHalkbank could not immediately be reached for comment after business hours in Turkey http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-halkbank/u-s-prosecutors-accuse-turkeys-halkbank-of-scheme-to-evade-iran-sanctions-idUSKBN1WU2TW2019-10-16
The prosecutors are seeking to compel Halkbank to forfeit money and property though they did not give a specific amount NegativeHalkbank could not immediately be reached for comment after business hours in Turkey http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-halkbank/u-s-prosecutors-accuse-turkeys-halkbank-of-scheme-to-evade-iran-sanctions-idUSKBN1WU2TW2019-10-16
Washington is also considering a fine against Halkbank PositiveISTANBUL Russia started delivering advanced missile defense equipment to NATO member Turkey on Friday the Defense Ministry in Ankara said setting the stage for likely U.S. sanctions on Ankara http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-turkey-security-usa-factbox/factbox-turkeys-russian-missile-deal-strains-ties-with-washington-idUSKCN1U71BH2019-07-15
Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said he expects the issue with the United States involving statebacked Halkbank in an Iran sanctionsbusting case to be resolved soon PositiveRussian rouble stocks firm amid stable oil prices http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-emerging-market-stocks-dip-on-global-trade-worries-fx-holds-firm-idUSL8N1ZN27M2019-01-24





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Shares of Halkbank were unchanged at 7 NeutralFollowing a briefing with Turkish media the Hurriyet daily quoted Cavusoglu as saying that Atilla may return to Turkey http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-halkbank-minister/halkbank-executive-sentenced-in-u-s-may-come-back-to-turkey-hurriyet-quoting-minister-idUSKCN1OO0B82018-12-25
Erdogan has said he discussed the case of Halkbank with U.S. President Donald Trump saying the talks were on a positive PositiveFollowing a briefing with Turkish media the Hurriyet daily quoted Cavusoglu as saying that Atilla may return to Turkey http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-halkbank-minister/halkbank-executive-sentenced-in-u-s-may-come-back-to-turkey-hurriyet-quoting-minister-idUSKCN1OO0B82018-12-25
In a statement the Treasury said the demand for the securities would be collected through intermediary banks including state lender Halkbank Is Bank Akbank and others NeutralANKARA Dec 12 Turkey will issue euro and dollardenominated government bonds to resident and nonresident individual investors from Dec http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/turkey-economy-debt/turkish-treasury-to-issue-foreign-currency-bonds-to-individual-investors-dec-17-21-idUSL8N1YH5AH2018-12-13
ANKARA New York prosecutors have withdrawn an appeal to extend the sentence of a former executive at Turkeys stateowned lender Halkbank Turkeys stateowned Anadolu news agency said on Friday NegativeANKARA New York prosecutors have withdrawn an appeal to extend the sentence of a former executive at Turkeys stateowned lender Halkbank Turkeys stateowned Anadolu news agency said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-security/u-s-prosecutor-drops-appeal-to-extend-turkish-bankers-sentence-anadolu-idUSKBN1O60BK2018-12-08
Last month Erdogan said he discussed the case of Halkbank with U.S. President Donald Trump saying the talks were on a positive PositiveANKARA New York prosecutors have withdrawn an appeal to extend the sentence of a former executive at Turkeys stateowned lender Halkbank Turkeys stateowned Anadolu news agency said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-security/u-s-prosecutor-drops-appeal-to-extend-turkish-bankers-sentence-anadolu-idUSKBN1O60BK2018-12-08
ANKARA The New York prosecutors office has withdrawn an appeal to extend the sentence of a former executive at Turkeys stateowned lender Halkbank the Turkish staterun Anadolu news agency said on Friday NegativeANKARA The New York prosecutors office has withdrawn an appeal to extend the sentence of a former executive at Turkeys stateowned lender Halkbank the Turkish staterun Anadolu news agency said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-security/u-s-prosecutor-drops-appeal-to-extend-turkish-bankers-sentence-anadolu-idUSKBN1O60BK2018-12-07
Halkbank which denies any wrongdoing has since faced potential U.S. fines in relation to the case which Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has condemned as a political attack against his government NegativeANKARA The New York prosecutors office has withdrawn an appeal to extend the sentence of a former executive at Turkeys stateowned lender Halkbank the Turkish staterun Anadolu news agency said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-security/u-s-prosecutor-drops-appeal-to-extend-turkish-bankers-sentence-anadolu-idUSKBN1O60BK2018-12-07
ISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he and President Donald Trump had discussed Turkeys Halkbank which faces potential U.S. fines after an executive was convicted of taking part in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions NegativeISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he and President Donald Trump had discussed Turkeys Halkbank which faces potential U.S. fines after an executive was convicted of taking part in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-turkey-usa-halkbank/erdogan-says-turkey-discussing-halkbank-with-u-s-after-trump-call-idUSKCN1N80K22018-11-04
A U.S. court in May jailed a Halkbank executive for helping Tehran get round U.S. sanctions NegativeISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he and President Donald Trump had discussed Turkeys Halkbank which faces potential U.S. fines after an executive was convicted of taking part in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-turkey-usa-halkbank/erdogan-says-turkey-discussing-halkbank-with-u-s-after-trump-call-idUSKCN1N80K22018-11-04
Adding to the friction the U.S. Treasury is investigating Halkbank for violating Iran sanctions NegativeISTANBUL Turkeys central bank is independent of government and will take all necessary steps to combat inflation Finance Minister Berat Albayrak told Reuters defending an institution that has not raised its benchmark rate in nearly three months despite a currency crisis http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-currency-albayrak-cenbank/turkeys-albayrak-says-central-bank-independent-sees-no-crisis-in-banking-sector-idUSKCN1LJ0KW2018-09-03
Albayrak also said the U.S. Treasurys Office of Foreign Assets Control which enforces U.S. economic sanctions had been constantly informed of Halkbanks Iran trade NegativeThe executive was found guilty and sentenced in May to 32 months in jail a decision which Turkey dismissed as politically motivated http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-currency-albayrak-usa/turkey-expects-no-fine-for-halkbank-finance-minister-idUSKCN1LJ0L62018-09-03
It is unacceptable that certain baseless and false allegations are made against Halkbank to weaken this public Kalin said NegativeANKARA The spokesman for President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday slammed what he said was the United States disregard for Turkeys legal process adding Washington had made arbitrary comments and demands in the case of a detained pastor http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-turkey-currency-erdogan-usa-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-disregard-for-turkish-legal-process-unacceptable-erdogan-spokesman-idUSKCN1L729R2018-08-23
The United States is also considering a fine against Halkbank for allegedly helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions drawing additional opprobrium from Ankara NegativeTurkey is a key NATO ally to the United States but the countries bilateral relationship has become quite strained http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-usa-diplomacy-factbox/factbox-issues-leading-to-the-tailspin-in-u-s-turkey-relations-idUSKBN1KV2GW2018-08-11
Among the worst hit was Halkbank whose former deputy general manager was convicted in January in the United States of evading Washingtons sanctions on Iran NegativeLONDON Aug 7 Dollar debt issued by Turkish banks fell across the curve on Tuesday with some bonds hitting record lows as investor worries about the rapid lira depreciation eroding capital buffers took their toll http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/turkey-eurobonds-banks/turkish-banks-dollar-bonds-fall-some-issues-hit-record-lows-idUSL5N1UY51M2018-08-07
Halkbank said on Thursday it had not received any notification of penalties and described the talk of considerable fines as false Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/turkey-currency-simsek/update-1-turkeys-central-bank-was-late-to-hike-rates-simsek-says-idUSL5N1SW1SV2018-05-25
Zarrab was a star government witness in the recent Manhattan trial of Mehmet Hakan Atilla a former deputy general manager at Turkeys statecontrolled Halkbank Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-new-york-guard-plea/ny-jail-guard-accused-of-taking-trader-linked-bribes-pleads-not-guilty-idUSKCN1IQ2WO2018-05-25
ISTANBUL Turkeys Halkbank is working closely with the United States Treasury its chief executive Osman Arslan said on Wednesday after one of banks executives was sentenced last week for aiding a scheme to violate U.S. sanctions on Iran Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-zarrab-turkiye-halk-bk/turkeys-halkbank-working-closely-with-u-s-treasury-ceo-says-idUSKCN1IO15G2018-05-23
Mehmet Hakan Atilla previously the deputy general manager at Halkbank was sentenced by a U.S. district judge for his role in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-zarrab-spokesman/turkey-condemns-halkbank-sentencing-as-political-attack-idUSKCN1II0ZF2018-05-17
Halkbank has so far declined to comment on the sentencing Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-zarrab-spokesman/turkey-condemns-halkbank-sentencing-as-political-attack-idUSKCN1II0ZF2018-05-17
Shares of Halkbank rose more than 8 percent in early trade in Istanbul Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-zarrab-spokesman/turkey-condemns-halkbank-sentencing-as-political-attack-idUSKCN1II0ZF2018-05-17
Prosecutors had sought a sentence of about 20 years for Atilla who worked as a deputy general manager at Halkbank Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-zarrab/turkish-banker-gets-32-months-prison-in-u-s-case-over-iran-sanctions-idUSKCN1IH2HR2018-05-16
Mehmet Hakan Atilla 47 a former deputy general manager at Turkeys statecontrolled Halkbank is now scheduled to learn his punishment on May 7 instead of April 11 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-zarrab/u-s-judge-delays-turkish-bankers-sentencing-in-iran-sanctions-case-idUSKBN1HG28C2018-04-09
7 percent with the banks index up almost 3 percent after Halkbank surged 17 percent Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-emerging-stocks-bounce-as-trade-war-fears-ease-idUSL5N1RI17W2018-04-05
Prosecutors charged that beginning around 2012 Atilla took part in a scheme to let Iran spend its oil and gas revenues abroad using fraudulent gold and food transactions through Halkbank Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-zarrab/turkish-banker-convicted-in-u-s-of-helping-iran-seeks-lenient-sentence-idUSKBN1H32DY2018-03-27
NEW YORK A US judge on Wednesday refused to overturn the conviction of a Mehmet Hakan Atilla an executive at majority stateowned Halkbank on charges that he helped Iran evade US sanctions NegativeNEW YORK A U.S. judge on Wednesday refused to overturn the conviction of a Mehmet Hakan Atilla an executive at Turkey’s majority stateowned Halkbank on charges that he helped Iran evade U.S. sanctionshttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-zarrab/u-s-judge-refuses-to-overturn-turkish-bankers-conviction-idUSKBN1FR2MP2018-02-07
ISTANBUL Turkish lender Halkbank is working closely with the US Treasury and Justice Department Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Wednesday after a US jury found one of its executives guilty in an Iran sanctionsbusting trial NegativeISTANBUL Turkish lender Halkbank is working closely with the U.S. Treasury and Justice Department Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Wednesday after a U.S. jury found one of its executives guilty in an Iran sanctionsbusting trialhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-zarrab-halkbank/turkeys-halkbank-working-with-u-s-treasury-justice-department-after-iran-case-simsek-on-bloomberg-ht-idUSKBN1FD0O42018-01-24
If Halkbank receives a fine Halkbank will pay this Positive“If Halkbank receives a fine Halkbank will pay thishttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-halkbank/turkeys-simsek-says-halkbank-will-pay-any-u-s-fine-hurriyet-idUSKBN1F10IZ2018-01-12
ISTANBUL Halkbank is looking to secure a syndicated loan and issue foreign currency bonds when conditions are right it said in a statement to Reuters after one of its executives was convicted in the United States of evading sanctions on Iran NegativeISTANBUL Turkey’s Halkbank is looking to secure a syndicated loan and issue foreign currency bonds when conditions are right it said in a statement to Reuters after one of its executives was convicted in the United States of evading sanctions on Iranhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-halkbank/turkeys-halkbank-looks-to-get-loans-issue-bonds-when-conditions-are-right-idUSKBN1EZ0P82018-01-10
Following the conviction Halkbank said it had adhered to national and international regulations and it was not a party in the US court case NegativeISTANBUL Turkey’s Halkbank is looking to secure a syndicated loan and issue foreign currency bonds when conditions are right it said in a statement to Reuters after one of its executives was convicted in the United States of evading sanctions on Iranhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-halkbank/turkeys-halkbank-looks-to-get-loans-issue-bonds-when-conditions-are-right-idUSKBN1EZ0P82018-01-10
The official told Reuters the outcome of the trial would not hurt the Turkish economy banking system or Halkbank NeutralISTANBUL A senior Turkish government official said on Wednesday that the conviction of Turkish banker Hakan Atilla in the United States violated international lawhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-zarrab-officials/senior-turkish-official-slams-u-s-conviction-of-banker-idUSKBN1ES1VU2018-01-04
NEW YORK A US judge on Tuesday refused to order a mistrial in the case of Mehmet Hakan Atilla an executive at majority stateowned Halkbank who is charged with helping Iran evade US sanctions NegativeNEW YORK A U.S. judge on Tuesday refused to order a mistrial in the case of Mehmet Hakan Atilla an executive at Turkey’s majority stateowned Halkbank who is charged with helping Iran evade U.S. sanctionshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-zarrab/turkish-banker-loses-second-bid-for-mistrial-in-u-s-sanctions-case-idUSKBN1ES00E2018-01-03
Mehmet Hakan Atilla an executive at majority stateowned Halkbank was convicted on five of six counts he faced including bank fraud and conspiracy in Manhattan federal court NegativeNEW YORK Jan 3 A U.S. jury on Wednesday found a Turkish banker guilty of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions after a nearly fourweek trial that has strained diplomatic relations between the United States and Turkeyhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/usa-turkey-zarrab/u-s-jury-finds-turkish-banker-guilty-of-helping-iran-dodge-sanctions-idUSL1N1OY1622018-01-03
The jury had begun deliberating on Wednesday following the threeweek trial of Mehmet Hakan Atilla an executive at majority stateowned Halkbank NegativeNEW YORK A New York jury on Thursday began its second day of deliberations in the trial of a Turkish banker accused of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctionshttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-zarrab/u-s-jury-begins-second-day-of-deliberations-in-turkish-bankers-trial-idUSKBN1EF2AU2017-12-21
NEW YORK US prosecutors on Tuesday urged a New York jury to find Mehmet Hakan Atilla an executive at majority stateowned Halkbank guilty of helping Iran evade US sanctions while lawyers said he was a blameless pawn NegativeNEW YORK U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday urged a New York jury to find Mehmet Hakan Atilla an executive at Turkey’s majority stateowned Halkbank guilty of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions while Atilla’s lawyers said he was a “blameless pawnhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-zarrab/final-arguments-in-turkish-bankers-u-s-trial-hinge-on-gold-trader-idUSKBN1ED2VQ2017-12-20
Halkbank has denied involvement in illegal activities NeutralNEW YORK U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday urged a New York jury to find Mehmet Hakan Atilla an executive at Turkey’s majority stateowned Halkbank guilty of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions while Atilla’s lawyers said he was a “blameless pawnhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-zarrab/final-arguments-in-turkish-bankers-u-s-trial-hinge-on-gold-trader-idUSKBN1ED2VQ2017-12-20
Atilla has pleaded not guilty and Halkbank has denied involvement with any illegal transactions NegativeISTANBUL An Istanbul prosecutor has issued arrest warrants for the parents of a former police investigator who gave evidence at the trial of a Turkish banker in the United States last week the Hurriyet newspaper reported on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-zarrab-arrests/turkey-orders-arrest-of-former-police-investigators-parents-hurriyet-idUSKBN1EE1MP2017-12-20
NEW YORK Lawyers for an executive at majority stateowned Halkbank who is accused of helping Iran evade US sanctions on Wednesday asked a US federal judge to declare a mistrial as jurors were expected to begin deliberating NegativeNEW YORK Lawyers for an executive at Turkey’s majority stateowned Halkbank who is accused of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions on Wednesday asked a U.S. federal judge to declare a mistrial as jurors were expected to begin deliberatinghttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-zarrab/turkish-banker-makes-second-bid-for-mistrial-in-u-s-sanctions-case-idUSKBN1EE27P2017-12-20
Halkbank has denied taking part in any illegal transactions NeutralNEW YORK Lawyers for an executive at Turkey’s majority stateowned Halkbank who is accused of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions on Wednesday asked a U.S. federal judge to declare a mistrial as jurors were expected to begin deliberatinghttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-zarrab/turkish-banker-makes-second-bid-for-mistrial-in-u-s-sanctions-case-idUSKBN1EE27P2017-12-20
NEW YORK An executive at majority stateowned Halkbank took the witness stand in a New York courtroom on Friday and denied charges that he participated in a scheme to help Iran evade US sanctions NegativeNEW YORK An executive at Turkey’s majority stateowned Halkbank took the witness stand in a New York courtroom on Friday and denied charges that he participated in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctionshttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/uk-usa-turkey-zarrab/turkish-banker-on-trial-denies-helping-iran-evade-u-s-sanctions-idUSKBN1E92XK2017-12-16
hat a recorded phone call played in court purportedly between him and Zarrab was actually between Zarrab and another Halkbank employee NegativeNEW YORK An executive at Turkey’s majority stateowned Halkbank took the witness stand in a New York courtroom on Friday and denied charges that he participated in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctionshttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/uk-usa-turkey-zarrab/turkish-banker-on-trial-denies-helping-iran-evade-u-s-sanctions-idUSKBN1E92XK2017-12-16
ccused Atilla an executive at stateowned Halkbank of working with TurkishIranian gold trader Reza Zarrab and others to help Iran evade US sanctions through fraudulent gold and food transactions NegativeANKARA Turkey’s justice minister has told his U.S. counterpart that a former Turkish police investigator who testified at the trial of a Turkish banker in New York this week is wanted by Ankara and should be swiftly returned ministry sources said on Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-usa-turkey-zarrab-minister/turkey-wants-former-police-investigator-repatriated-from-u-s-sources-idUSKBN1E920X2017-12-15
ANKARA President Tayyip spokesman said on Wednesday the US judge hearing the trial of an executive at stateowned Halkbank had taken part in events organized by a cleric Ankara blames for last failed military coup NegativeANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman said on Wednesday the U.S. judge hearing the trial of an executive at Turkey’s stateowned Halkbank had taken part in events organized by a cleric Ankara blames for last year’s failed military couphttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-turkey-zarrab-spokesman/turkey-links-u-s-judge-in-sanctions-case-to-wanted-cleric-idUSKBN1E02CV2017-12-06
The executive has pleaded not guilty and Halkbank says it has abided by Turkish and international law NegativeANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman said on Wednesday the U.S. judge hearing the trial of an executive at Turkey’s stateowned Halkbank had taken part in events organized by a cleric Ankara blames for last year’s failed military couphttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-turkey-zarrab-spokesman/turkey-links-u-s-judge-in-sanctions-case-to-wanted-cleric-idUSKBN1E02CV2017-12-06
3 percent weaker and Turkish banks slipped almost 1 percent as a US trial of a Turkish Halkbank executive continued NegativeLONDON Dec 6 Emerging equities tumbled to near twomonth lows on Wednesday as geopolitical concerns over North Korea and the Middle East soured risk sentiment and investors continued a rotation out of tech stocks hitting index heavyweights in Asiahttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-emerging-stocks-hit-2-mth-lows-on-israel-fears-tech-selling-idUSL8N1O61NK2017-12-06
NEW YORK Lawyers for a banker at stateowned Halkbank who is charged with scheming to violate US sanctions against Iran accused US prosecutors of withholding evidence that might help exculpate their client NegativeNEW YORK Lawyers for a banker at Turkey’s stateowned Halkbank who is charged with scheming to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran accused U.S. prosecutors of withholding evidence that might help exculpate their clienthttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-turkey-zarrab-letter/turkish-banker-says-u-s-prosecutors-withheld-evidence-idUSKBN1DY2GI2017-12-04
NEW YORK A TurkishIranian gold trader testifying for US prosecutors in a New York court on Friday gave his most detailed account yet of how he claims an executive of stateowned Halkbank devised key parts of a plan to launder money for Iran through fake food sales NegativeNEW YORK A TurkishIranian gold trader testifying for U.S. prosecutors in a New York court on Friday gave his most detailed account yet of how he claims an executive of Turkey’s stateowned Halkbank devised key parts of a plan to launder money for Iran through fake food saleshttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-turkey-zarrab-food/turkish-gold-trader-testifies-on-bank-executives-role-in-sham-food-sales-idUSKBN1DV60B2017-12-02
Halkbank has said all of its transactions complied with national and international regulations NeutralNEW YORK A TurkishIranian gold trader testifying for U.S. prosecutors in a New York court on Friday gave his most detailed account yet of how he claims an executive of Turkey’s stateowned Halkbank devised key parts of a plan to launder money for Iran through fake food saleshttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-turkey-zarrab-food/turkish-gold-trader-testifies-on-bank-executives-role-in-sham-food-sales-idUSKBN1DV60B2017-12-02
Staterun Halkbank shares fell 0 NegativeLONDON Dec 1 Turkish lira and bank stocks fell on Friday extending losses and lagging other emerging markets after U.S. trial testimony implicated President Tayyip Erdogan in a plan to help Iran evade sanctionshttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-turkish-lira-banks-in-fresh-selloff-on-us-trial-fears-idUSL8N1O12272017-12-01
The testimony came on the third day of the trial of Mehmet Hakan Atilla an executive at stateowned Halkbank who has pleaded not guilty in Manhattan federal court Neutral A TurkishIranian gold trader on Thursday told jurors in a New York federal court that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan personally authorized a transaction in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctionshttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-turkey-zarrab/turkish-gold-trader-implicates-erdogan-in-iran-money-laundering-idUSKBN1DU23B2017-11-30
government has previously said that Caglayan acted lawfully and Halkbank has said it acted lawfully as well Positive A TurkishIranian gold trader on Thursday told jurors in a New York federal court that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan personally authorized a transaction in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctionshttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-turkey-zarrab/turkish-gold-trader-implicates-erdogan-in-iran-money-laundering-idUSKBN1DU23B2017-11-30
US prosecutors have charged nine people in the case including the deputy general manager of Halkbank who is on trial in New York Neutral* Turkish banks run up $172 billion in external debthttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-turkey-banks/update-1-u-s-trial-threatens-funding-for-turkeys-dollar-dependent-banks-idUSL8N1O020V2017-11-30
Only Zarrab and Mehmet Hakan Atilla one of the Halkbank executives have been arrested by US authorities NegativeISTANBUL/NEW YORK A trial which has strained TurkishU.S. ties before it even started opens this week in New York despite the possible absence of a defendant who Turkey says is cooperating with prosecutors in what it calls “a clear plot” against Ankarahttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-usa-turkey-zarrab/gold-traders-trial-strains-u-s-turkey-relations-idUSKBN1DQ0A42017-11-26
Amongst the worst hit was Halkbank whose February 2021 issue fell 0 NegativeLONDON Nov 21 Turkish sovereign and bank dollardenominated bonds fell across the curve on Tuesday with some issues trading at multimonth lows hit by worries about government pressure on the central bank and worsening relations with the United Stateshttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/turkey-bonds/turkish-sovereign-and-bank-bonds-slide-as-political-pressure-rises-idUSL9N0VN02O2017-11-21










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In addition according to a US official the US justice department is pursuing an investigation into Halkbank and the case the US official warned could turn into a criminal one. NegativeThe US is increasing pressure on Turkey to try to secure the freedom of American pastor Andrew Brunson http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-452373722018-08-19
Atilla a former deputy chief executive of the Turkish lender Halkbank was arrested on a business trip to New York in March NegativeTurkey has reacted angrily after a Turkish banker was convicted in New York over a massive scheme to help Iran evade US sanctions.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-425648332018-01-04