AML/CFT compliance in Turkey


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Turkish AML/CTF supervisor

Turkish Financial Crimes Investigation Board (MASAK)

The Turkish Financial Crimes Investigation Board (MASAK) is a financial intelligence agency under the Ministry of Finance and Treasury.

MASAK’s primary role is to undertake analysis and sector specific studies on developments in the field of money laundering and strategies for preventing and exposing money laundering offences. MASAK is also involved with formulating policies, conducting investigations and audits and reporting on the findings of these investigations.

How to comply with AML/CTF regulations in Turkey

The law requires designated parties, especially financial companies, to perform due diligence on customers with whom they do business, to disclose transactions suspected of involving money laundering or terrorism financing to MASAK, and to maintain and provide pertinent information and records upon request.

The goal of responding to MASAK’s requirements is to ensure that Turkey’s legal system complies with international standards.  The following are included in the requirements of the compliance program:

Turkish AML/CTF reporting obligations

Reporting suspicious transactions to MASAK is a compliance requirement

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* This page is intended as general information only and should not be relied on as the sole source of information for your AML obligations and AML program. Please visit your local regulatory authority sites for the latest relevant and full information.

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