By John Lee.
A former economy minister and other high-profile Turkish figures have been charged with conspiracy to evade US sanctions on Iran.
The indictment charges Mehmet Zafer Caglayan, along with the former head of Turkey’s state-owned Halkbank and with some of his deputies.
According to a report from The Washington Post, the investigation had focused mainly on Turkish-Iranian millionaire Reza Zarrab, whose network of companies are alleged to have been used to launder money for Iran.
(Sources: US Dept of Justice, The Washington Post)