Turkish Media Highlights — Dec. 1, 2017

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Hurriyet

We Did Not Breach Sanctions

In an emergency meeting with ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lawmakers, President Erdogan issued important messages regarding CHP leader Kilicdaroglu’s revelations about offshore money transfers of his family members and Reza Zarrab’s testimony. He said Turkey did not breach sanctions against Iran.

Sabah

FETO Wrote the Script, Kilicdaroglu Played

CHP leader never gets done with lies. He said he obtained documents from bureaucrats, but it seems that he got them from senior FETO figures.

Milliyet

We Would Enter Afrin Without a Doubt

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu vowed that the Turkish armed forces would enter Afrin if there is a risk posed against Turkey.

Star

An American Play

Zarrab Plot Trial has turned to a political play where FETO collaborators — witness expert, anti-Turk neocons, prosecutor and judge — work altogether against Turkey.

Aksam

It Did Not Work With Tank, Will Not Work With Bank

The foreign powers who failed to pressure Turkey to kneel down with a failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016, now aim to target Turkey’s banking sector with a financial attack.

YeniSafak

World Is Not Only About US

President Erdogan said Turkey did not bus sanctions against Iran but is being punished because it did not halt trade with Iran. He said Turkey did the right thing at the time. The world is not about only the U.S., he said, signaling a radical change in Turkey’s foreign policy.

Karar

We Did Not Violate Sanctions

President Erdogan said Turkey did not violate sanctions against Iran, reminding that Turkey had not a commitment to the U.S. over compliance with the sanctions. He said Turkey did the right thing at the time.

Birgun

‘We Obtained Documents From Those Who Love Their Country’

CHP Chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu who proved money transfers of the Erdogan family members and relatives said he obtained the documents from those who love their country. He said they have one more step left.

Cumhuriyet

He Implicated Erdogan, Too

Reza Zarrab said former Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan told him that then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Minister of Treasury Ali Babacan gave instructions to public banks to start gold trade with Iran.

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