Turkey's Erdogan says US courts cannot put Turkey on trial

 02 Dec 2017 - 14:40

Turkey's Erdogan says US courts cannot put Turkey on trial
A file photo of Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan. Reuters.

Reuters

ANKARA, Courts in the United States cannot put Turkey on trial, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, in reference to a Turkish bank executive who has been charged with evading U.S. sanctions on Iran.

Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab, who is cooperating with US prosecutors in the trial, has accused several Turkish officials, including Erdogan and some of his ministers, of taking part in a scheme to evade the sanctions.

Ankara has cast the testimony as an attempt to undermine Turkey and its economy.