Turkey says U.S. wants use Sarraf case to impose sanctions on Ankara

Turkish-Iranian businessman Rıza Sarraf is being forced to sign “slanders against Turkey” amid threats of punishment in the U.S., Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ claimed on Nov. 27.

In an interview with broadcaster Kanal24, Bozdag also said that the United States had pressured the trader, Reza Zarrab, to sign off on accusations against Turkey.

“They may have told Zarrab, ‘Either you will remain in prison until you die, or you will sign under what we tell you,’ and they threatened him with retributions to sign off on accusations,” Bozdag said.

Source: Reuters, HDN

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