Resit Tavan

Weapon Program: 

  • Military


Turgotozl CD Agaoglu MySkyTowers, A Blok D 12, Istanbul, 34758, Turkey


+90 (0) 5324319756, (+90) 216 456 99 00, (216) 330-54-48


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Was involved in the transfer of U.S.-origin ship engines, marine generators, and marine power propulsion equipment to Iran for use by the Iranian military, in violation of U.S. export controls.

Added on July 18, 2017 to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing his 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 (WMD) and their delivery systems; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the individual or otherwise assisting the individual are subject to U.S. sanctions; added on January 10, 2017 to the U.S. Entity List of end users subject to heightened export license requirements due to involvement in proliferation activities or other activities of national security concern.

Indicted on June 27, 2017, along with the Ramor Group (RG) and Fulya Kalafatoglu Oguzturk, for conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR), and conspiracy to commit money laundering; as president of Ramor Group, from 2013 to 2015 allegedly procured U.S.-origin items without a required license for Qeshm Madkandaloo Shipbuilding Cooperative Co. in Iran, including two 557 horsepower outboard engines, one marine diesel generator, and two Arneson ASD-14 Surface Drives for marine propulsion; the generator and surface devices were allegedly destined for use on the RMS-16, a "high speed composite boat" equipped with a Nasr-type missile system; Qeshm Madkandaloo has provided support to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGC-Navy).

President and sole owner of the Ramor Group; reportedly also a company official at Gatar Madencilik Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi, Grt Gemi Sanayi Insaat ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi, and Asha Grup Insaat Madencilik Petrol Gida Tekstil Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi; has served as Turkey-based representative of Sina Group, an Iraqi trading and construction company; has acted as Turkey-based representative of Erbil Fruit and Vegetables Distribution Center (FDC), which is based in Iraq.

Arrested in Romania in June 2017, at the request of the United States, in connection with the violations.

A Turkish national born on January 1, 1977; passport number is U06314813.

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Date Entered: 

August 7, 2017

Date Last Modified: 

August 7, 2017