On 30 November, FATF published an enhanced follow-up report following the 2019 mutual evaluation report on the AML/CFT system of Turkey. Turkey has been in the enhanced follow-up process since the report, and FATF has now re-rated the country on the following Recommendations:
- 6 – Targeted financial sanctions related to terrorism and terrorist financing, from partially compliant to largely compliant;
- 7 – Targeted financial sanctions related to proliferation, from partially compliant to largely compliant;
- 18 – Internal controls and foreign branches and subsidiaries, from partially compliant to largely compliant; and
- 35 – Sanctions, from partially compliant to largely compliant.
As Turkey did not meet the new requirements, FATF Recommendation 15 (new technologies), was re-rated NC (non-compliant). Therefore, Turkey is compliant on 11 of the 40 Recommendations and largely compliant on 20 of them. It remains partially compliant on 7 Recommendations and non-compliant on 2 Recommendations. It will remain in enhanced follow-up and will report back to FATF on progress achieved on improving the implementation of its AML/CFT measures in June 2022.
In October, Turkey was added to the FATF Grey List, on the basis of a number of serious concerns raised in the 2019 report.
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