World Bulletin / News Desk
The businessman was detained last year on charges of violating sanctions against Iran while Atilla was arrested in the U.S. earlier this year on similar sanctions violations charges.
The hearing began Tuesday after U.S. District Judge Richard Berman rejected a request by Atilla’s lawyers for a two-week delay.
On the second day of the hearing, the court continued to listen to the witnesses, including Sarraf, who said he did not "tell the truth completely and transparently" to the FBI as he "did not know" what he would "come across" and "felt scared" when he was detained in Miami last year.
He said he accepted all the charges he is accused of and that he agreed to cooperate with the U.S. prosecutors because it was "the best way to be released from jail."
Stating that no one promised him a certain penalty, he said he was watched by the FBI for the past few weeks.
Other witnesses included the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) members Osman Zeki Canitez and Aykan Erdemir who is also a former deputy of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP).
The Istanbul chief prosecutor's office on Tuesday issued arrest warrants for the two, who are charged for "stealing documents related to national security".
Lee, a naturalized US citizen also known as Zhen Cheng Li, was arrested late Monday after he arrived at JFK International Airport in New York.
Israeli forces first detained al-Tamimi on Dec. 19 during an overnight raid
If France recognizes Palestine as a state, more countries will follow it, says Luxembourg FM
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Reason for crash not yet known, defense minister says
Electoral coalitions in Iraq are often formed based on sectarian and ethnic lines
Al-Aqsa officials are warned not to carry out any renovation work at flashpoint holy site, local official says
Rescue team has not ruled out possibility of locating more bodies
Israeli officials say Gaza economy was “like from zero to below zero”
Salim al-Jubouri also stresses need to support war-ravaged Nineveh province in post-ISIL era
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders insisted that Trump said "I'd," not "I" as the newspaper reported.
Palestinian minister says Israeli government violates Christian, Muslim places of worship
Five people are still missing after the mudslides, according to an update on the County of Santa Barbara's website, which warned people to "anticipate the numbers of missing persons to fluctuate significantly."
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