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Turkey probes US prosecutor in Zarrab trial twist

A top Turkish prosecutor is formally investigating the US prosecutor in the trial of Iranian-Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab, demanding information about the evidence compiled for the gold trader's sanctions-busting activities.
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Efforts to spin the trial of sanctions-busting Iranian-Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab as yet another Western plot to undermine Turkey and its President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took a surreal twist over the weekend as Turkish prosecutors moved against their US colleagues involved in the sensational case.

Istanbul’s top prosecutor launched twin probes into Joon H. Kim, acting US attorney for the Southern District of New York, and his predecessor Preet Bharara over how evidence was gathered in the case against Zarrab, who has been in federal custody since March 2016.

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