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25th February 2014 - Quoted by David Kashi, International Business Times

Turkish Courts Return $4.5 Million to Accused ‘Cash-For-Gold’ Suspect

Mark Dubowitz

In a surprising decision, Turkish courts have returned the $4.5 million in cash that authorities found in shoe boxes during a Dec. 17 raid on the home of the former...

25th February 2014 - Fox News

Happening Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer discusses his new report on terrorism finance in Turkey.

23rd February 2014 - Quoted by Deniz Arslan, Today's Zaman

Growing Authoritarianism in Turkey Faces Minor Repercussions Abroad

Jonathan Schanzer

While the Turkish government is turning into a more authoritarian regime by limiting freedom of expression, controlling the judiciary, tightening its grip on power...

21st February 2014 - Quoted by Adam Kredo, The Washington Free Beacon

Report: Turkey Financing Top Global Terror Groups

Jonathan Schanzer

Turkey has become a principal financial hub for terrorists under the leadership of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose government has helped Iran skirt sanctions...

20th February 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Political turmoil in Turkey.

20th February 2014 - Quoted by Ali Weinberg, ABC News

Turkey Should Come Under Scrutiny for Dealings With Iran, Says Think Tank

Jonathan Schanzer

Turkey could become a major problem for the Obama administration if it continues to turn a blind eye to the country’s shady financing deals, an influential foreign...

20th February 2014 - FDD Press

Terrorism Finance in Turkey: A Growing Concern

Jonathan Schanzer

More than a decade into the effort to curb terrorism financing, the U.S.-led sanctions regime is facing a direct challenge – and it’s coming from a NATO ally. Turkey's

19th February 2014 - Quoted by Burak Bekdil, Hurriyet

How (Not) to Do Business with NATO

Jonathan Schanzer

In April 2009, military teams from Turkey and Syria crossed the border and visited outposts during joint military drills. That was the first time a NATO army...

18th February 2014 - Quoted by David Kashi, International Business Times

Turkish Companies See New Business Opportunities In Iran

Mark Dubowitz

Ankara and Tehran may disagree over the Syrian conflict, but the two governments recognize opportunities for increasing trade between their countries in the wake...

16th February 2014 - Quoted by Deniz Arslan, Today's Zaman

Turkey’s Laws Against Terrorism Financing Under Scrutiny

Jonathan Schanzer

Turkey's laws on money laundering and terrorism financing have been under scrutiny at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting in Paris this past week.

16th February 2014 - Quoted by Deniz Arslan, Today's Zaman

Turkey, Only NATO Country on FATF’s Gray List

Jonathan Schanzer

NATO member Turkey has remained on the gray list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the international body for setting the global standards for combating...

14th February 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Turkey Remains on Terror Finance ‘Gray List’

Jonathan Schanzer

The Financial Action Task Force, or FATF, the international body for setting the global standards to combat terrorist financing, held its plenary session this week...

14th February 2014 - The National Interest

Stand Up to Turkey’s Crackdowns

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Turkey’s democracy is sinking. To fend off a corruption scandal, the government has launched an assault on the independence of the judiciary and police, freedom...

13th February 2014 - Quoted by Caroline Glick, The Jerusalem Post

Column One: Why Turkey is Gone for Good

Jonathan Schanzer

Last Thursday, two Turkish businessmen stopped for lunch in a fish restaurant during a business trip to Edirne in theBabaeski region. At some point during their meal...

12th February 2014 - Quoted by Today's Zaman

Turkey Likely to Remain on Gray List for Terror Financing

Jonathan Schanzer

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is seen as unlikely to downgrade Turkey's “gray list” status during a meeting of the international standard-setting body...

12th February 2014 - Quoted by Ali Ünal, Sabah - Turkey

No FATF Black List Risk for Turkey

Jonathan Schanzer

The international standard setting body, against money laundering and financing of terrorism, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is having its regular plenary...

11th February 2014 - Quoted by Selcan Hacaoglu, Bloomberg

Turkey Laws on Terror Financing Under Scrutiny at Paris Meetings

Jonathan Schanzer

Turkish efforts to tighten laws to block financing for terrorist groups will be in the spotlight at meetings in Paris starting today, amid U.S. concerns that funds are moving...

6th February 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Jonathan Schanzer

Israel's qualitative military edge and the political turmoil in Turkey.

6th February 2014 - Quoted by Matt Vasilogambros, National Journal

Why Is Turkey Harboring Terrorists?

Jonathan Schanzer

Turkey is arguably America's most important ally on issues in the Middle East—it's a strong NATO member, it represents the interests of the United States in several...

5th February 2014 - Quoted by Jay Solomon, The Wall Street Journal

Lawmakers Look for the ‘Golden Loophole’ in Iran Strategy

Mark Dubowitz

If Western sanctions and diplomacy fail to curb Iran’s nuclear program, Tehran’s use of Turkey to swap oil for gold in recent years may be seen as a primary reason.

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