Turkey Premier Says Expects Justice in U.S., Not Prisoner Swaps

Source:Bloomberg Date:12Nov2017

Yildirim came back from Washington DC empty-handed, as this Bloomberg interview clearly demonstrates. What happens next is described in an Monitor article by economist Mr Mustafa Sonmez: Last week, the embattled Turkish lira tumbled further over developments in the case, including reports that Reza Zarrab, the Iranian-Turkish businessman who allegedly led the sanctions-evading scheme, might be preparing to plead guilty and cooperate with prosecutors. In September, US prosecutors indicted former Economy Minister Mehmet Zafer Caglayan and executives of the state-owned Halkbank for suspected collusion with Zarrab, upping the political stakes in the case.