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Turkey, Malta to cooperate against financial crime

Both countries to share information on money laundering, terror financing, says deal in Turkey's Official Gazette

Aysu Bicer   | 30.09.2021
Turkey, Malta to cooperate against financial crime FILE PHOTO

ANKARA

Turkey on Thursday put into force an agreement with Malta to cooperate on investigating financial crimes.

Turkey's Financial Crimes Investigation Board (MASAK) and Malta's Financial Intelligence Unit (FIAU) will cooperate in the "exchange of financial intelligence related to money laundering, associated predicate offenses, and terrorism financing," according to a memorandum of understanding published in Turkey's Official Gazette.

Under the agreement, the two financial investigation bodies will freely share with each other the most information possible that they have available, either spontaneously or upon request.

Diplomatic relations between Malta and Turkey were established in 1967, shortly after Malta's independence. Bilateral ties have slowly but surely developed over the years.

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