TV News LIES

Wednesday, Nov 20th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News International Settlement Talks for Bank Followed Pressure on Trump by Turkey’s Leader

Settlement Talks for Bank Followed Pressure on Trump by Turkey’s Leader

E-mail Print PDF
Trump tried to avoid Turkish bank trial

After repeated appeals to President Trump by Turkey’s president to avoid charges against a state-owned Turkish bank, Attorney General William P. Barr oversaw an effort earlier this year to negotiate a settlement with the bank, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

The settlement push abruptly ended on Tuesday when prosecutors in New York filed bank fraud and money laundering charges against the institution, Halkbank, a move that came as Mr. Trump sought to escalate pressure on Turkey to stop its military operations in northern Syria.

But the criminal charges were filed only after more than a year of interventions by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and other senior officials of his government, as well as lawyers and lobbyists working in New York and Washington on Turkey’s behalf, to try to avoid a criminal prosecution of the bank.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Trump's pullout from Syria allowed ISIS to gain strength, intel agency reports

Pullout from Syria allows ISIS to recoup President Donald Trump's order to withdraw troops from northern Syria, combined with Turkey's assault against Kurdish...

Pompeo says US does not view Israeli settlements as violation of international law

US loosens policy on israeli settlementsSecretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the U.S. is softening its position on Israeli...

AP sources: Ukraine’s Zelensky was feeling pressure from Trump administration

Zelensky under pressure as early as MayDespite his denials, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was feeling pressure from the Trump administration to investigate...

Face Mask Ban Ruled Unconstitutional by Hong Kong’s Highest Court

Mask ban in Hong Kong declared unconstitutionalHong Kong’s High Court on Monday ruled that an emergency law banning protesters from wearing face...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!