Mehmet Şimşek, “Turkey will leave the ‘gray list’ in June”

Treasury and Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek noted that the technical work to remove Turkey from the ‘gray list’ has been successfully completed and the process will be completed in June.

Treasury and Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek made an assessment regarding the decision taken at the General Assembly meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

Pointing to the decision taken at the meeting regarding Turkey, Şimşek noted the following: “FATF has decided that our country has completed all the items of the Action Plan established to further strengthen the system to combat money laundering and terrorism financing. Thus, the process of Turkey’s exit from the gray list has reached the final stage. In accordance with the procedure, the evaluation report to be prepared by the FATF team following the visit to Turkey will be discussed at the General Assembly meeting in June and the gray list decision for our country is expected to be removed at this meeting.”

Şimşek pointed out that the stage reached today is the result of the intensive work carried out by all relevant institutions and organizations, especially the Ministries of Justice, Interior and Foreign Affairs, under the coordination of the Financial Crimes Investigation Board Presidency (MASAK), and said, “I would like to thank the representatives of all our institutions and organizations, especially MASAK, who contributed to this successful result.”

Source: Dunya

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