Confused about Trump’s threat to Turkey?
The Treasury still has not issued a fine against Turkey’s state-run bank Halkbank for its role in a record-breaking money laundering scheme to Iran.
Experts told me last year the fine could torpedo its economy. https://www.courthousenews.com/turkish-markets-brace-for-bankers-sentencing-in-ny/ …
The gold trader who spearheaded that money laundering scheme, Reza Zarrab, was a Trump Towers Istanbul resident and former ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Giuliani represented Zarrab in a quasi-diplomatic mission as a go-between for the White House and Erdogan.
Giuliani had discussed freeing Zarrab a possible prisoner swap with Erdogan.
The deal failed, and Zarrab pleaded guilty.
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