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A Turkish national; involved in procuring equipment for Iran's unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and weapons programs on behalf of the Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL), according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, involved in a conspiracy to procure and export U.S. technology to Iran through companies in Turkey; together with Amanallah Paidar, Farazan Industrial Engineering, Inc., and Ozon Spor Ve Hobi Urunleri (a dormant company whose de facto successor is Ozone Aviation and Defense Industry Inc.), indicted in the United States on May 3, 2018, on charges of violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR), the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and of smuggling, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and making false statements.
Extradited to the United States from Spain in July 2022; pleaded guilty to violating the AECA and the IEEPA in December 2022; sentenced to 28 months in prison in March 2023; scheduled to be deported from the United States upon completing his sentence.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, unlawfully exported a fuel cell test station from the United States to Turkey in 2012 with the intent of forwarding it to Iran; allegedly attempted to unlawfully export a biodetection system from the United States to Iran between 2012 and 2013; allegedly falsified an end-user statement in connection with the attempted export of the biodetection system by falsely indicating Turkey-based company Neon Makina Ltd. as the ultimate end user of the item.
According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, supported Amanallah Paidar in his procurement for the Defense Technology and Science Research Center (DTSRC); attempted to provide turbine engines usable in UAVs and surface-to-air missiles to Paidar and Farazan Industrial Engineering, Inc.; sold more than 100 European-origin UAV engines to companies that likely transshipped the engines to Iran.
Controls and is a shareholder of Ozone Havacilik Ve Savunma Sanayi Ticaret Anonim Sirketi (Ozone Aviation); according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, used Ozone Aviation to facilitate business with Iran.
Born in 1971.
Added on March 21, 2023, to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing the person's assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems; also subject to the Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the person or otherwise assisting the person are subject to U.S. sanctions.