Zafer Çağlayan

Trial of former Turkish minister on corruption charges abroad shameful: CHP head

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said a person who had once served as a minister in Turkey being tried on corruption charges in another country was shameful, in remarks on the latest indictment against former Economy Minister Zafer Çağlayan and three others accused of conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran. 

US indictment against former minister in Iran embargo probe political, step against Turkey: Erdoğan 

U.S. prosecutors charging former Turkish Economy Minister Zafer Çağlayan with conspiring to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran is a step taken against the Turkish Republic and is a political decision, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Sept. 8. 

Turkish economy minister defends predecessor Çağlayan over Iran sanctions charges

Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci claimed on Sept. 7 that his predecessor Zafer Çağlayan, charged in the United States with conspiring to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran, has "done nothing to harm his country."

"Çağlayan did not do anything against Turkey's interests," Zeybekci told reporters. 

Bharara partner of Gülenists in operation against Turkey: Justice minister

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was fired on March 11, is in league with the followers of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen against Turkey, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ has said, adding that his firing was "totally the decision of the U.S. government."

Gülen ordered followers to conceal themselves after December 2013 probes: Report

U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, who is believed to be the mastermind behind the July 15, 2016 coup attempt, ordered his followers to conceal themselves after the December 2013 graft probes, according to a police report sent to the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office.

'I've been using Prozac,' arrested Turkish-Iranian businessman says

The arrested Turkish-Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab, who is being tried in the United States on money laundering and sanction-breaching charges, has told the court he has been using Prozac anti-depressant drugs. 

He did not cite the reason for the usage and did not state how long he had been using them for. 

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