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Justices weighed whether opening the Turkish bank up to sanctions evasions charges could yield a flood of litigation against foreign countries from ambitious federal, state and local prosecutors.
19 January 2023
The Turkish government said the DOJ’s prosecution of Halkbank has strained political ties between the two countries, describing the US criminal case as “a demeaning move against Türkiye’s dignity”.
25 November 2022
20 April 2022
A US federal appeals court has said the Turkish state financial institution is not immune from prosecution for sanctions violations.
25 October 2021
The Treasury Department is investigating Turkish consumer goods multinational Arçelik, which owns several prominent household appliance manufacturers, over its historic dealings in Iran.
28 July 2021
17 February 2021
“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.
01 September 2020
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