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US rebuffs Halkbank’s immunity claims in sanctions case

By James Thomas

01 September 2020

US rebuffs Halkbank’s immunity claims in sanctions case Halkbank in Istanbul, Turkey (Credit: shutterstock.com/Rugged Studio)

“Protecting Halkbank’s access to US markets and its property in the United States was not incidental to the offenses, but a principal purpose of Halkbank’s conduct,” prosecutors wrote in a court filing.