FBI Turkey chief summoned to police department over Reza Zarrab case

FBI Turkey chief summoned to police department over Reza Zarrab case

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FBI Turkey chief summoned to police department over Reza Zarrab case

The Turkey mission chief of the FBI was summoned to the Ankara Police Department late on Dec. 13 after a former Turkish law enforcement official acknowledged that he collaborated with the FBI after his escape from Turkey to the United States.

The agency did not give any details about the content of the meeting.

Hüseyin Korkmaz, a fugitive Turkish former law enforcement official, revealed that he was paid $50,000 by the FBI, testifying at an ongoing trial over violating U.S. sanctions on Iran.

Korkmaz had escaped to the U.S. after serving 17 months in prison over his links to the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ). Cooperating with the prosecutors, Korkmaz has been testifying against the former Halkbank deputy general manager Mehmet Hakan Atilla.

Another name cooperating with the prosecutor is Turkish-Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab, who was arrested in Miami last year over violating U.S. sanctions on Iran.

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