US Treasury sanctions five ‘al-Qaeda supporters’ living in Turkey

The US Department of the Treasury has imposed sanctions against five people living in Turkey for aiding al-Qaeda.

The sanctioned people provided a range of financial and travel facilitation services to al-Qaeda, the US Treasury said in a statement yesterday (September 16).

“These targeted sanctions highlight the United States’ unwavering commitment to sever financial support to al-Qaeda,” said Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control Andrea M. Gacki. “We will continue working with our foreign partners, including Turkey, to expose and disrupt al-Qaeda’s financial support networks.”

Three of the sanctioned people are citizens of Turkey and two are from Egypt.

Nurettin Müslihan and Cebrail Güzel are said to be “financial facilitators” who had contact with al-Qaeda’s senior leadership. Soner Gürleyen is accused of providing assistance for the travel of an al-Qaeda member.

Majdi Salim and Muhammad Nasr al-Din al-Ghazlani from Egypt are also accused of being financial facilitators of al-Qaeda.