'A controversial Turkish-Iranian gold trader has told a US court that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan personally approved his sanction-breaking deals with Iran.
Reza Zarrab, 34, is a key witness in the criminal trial of a Turkish banker whom he allegedly worked with to help Iran launder money.
Mr Erdogan has denied that Turkey breached US sanctions on Iran.
The case has strained relations between Ankara and Washington.In his testimony, Mr Zarrab implicated Mr Erdogan in an international money laundering scheme that he and the banker, Mehmet Hakan Atilla, ran between 2010 and 2015 that allegedly allowed Iran to access international markets despite US sanctions.'
Did you spot the word 'controversial', that's BBC speak for not approved by the BBC. President Trump, the Conservatives and Israel are often described as doing something controversial. Oddly Hillary Clinton, the Labour Party and Islamist terrorists are not so described.
BBC bias is omnipresent.