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COURT CASE: Turkey owned Halkbank claims sovereign immunity from sanctions-related money laundering charges, US Supreme Court told

CASE: File photo of people walking by a branch of Halkbank in central Istanbul, Turkey. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir

By Andrew Chung in New York and John Kruzel in Washington US Supreme Court justices grappled with thorny questions of sovereign immunity as they weighed a bid by Turkey’s state-owned Halkbank to avoid money laundering charges for allegedly helping Iran evade sanctions. The nine justices heard arguments on Tuesday in Halkbank’s appeal of a lower…

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