Turkey Issues Arrest Warrants for Parents of Police Officer Who Testified in US Court

Turkey’s authorities have issued arrest warrants for parents of a former Turkish police investigator who testified at a U.S. court against a Turkish banker facing charges of subverting U.S. sanctions against Iran.

Huseyin Kormaz who took part in Dec. 2013 corruption probe against Turkish government members and close associates of then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and admitted that he provided evidence obtained during the Turkish probe to U.S. law enforcement officials.

Turkish Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul wrote a letter to his U.S. counterpart, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, demanding extradition of the former Turkish police investigator.

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