Turkey aims to shed FATF gray list status with new crypto regulations

Turkey is reportedly drafting fresh regulations to govern crypto-assets in an effort to convince the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an international organization responsible for combating financial crimes, to remove it from a “gray list” of nations that have not done enough to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.

Notably, the FATF placed Turkey on its gray list in 2021. According to a report, during a discussion with a parliamentary commission on Oct. 31, Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek mentioned that a FATF report determined that Turkey adhered to all but one of the 40 standards set by the watchdog.

Finance Minister Simsek reportedly stated that the sole…

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