Baslam Petrol Sanayi Ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi, a separate Ayan and ASB Group-associated company, has similarly been used to facilitate the illicit sale of Iranian oil to purchasers in the People’s Republic of China.
Turkish businessman Sitky Ayan has been involved in Iranian oil trade deals on behalf of Qods Force. Ayan uses business infrastructure under his control, such as companies and accounts at Turkish banks, to complete the deals. By doing this, he camouflages and conceals complex Qods Force activity;
Ayan serves as the director and chairman of the board of the ASB Group of Companies Limited (ASB Group), a Gibraltar-registered holding company for several businesses owned or controlled by Ayan. ASB Group officials have transferred the equivalent of millions of dollars in different currencies for the IRGC-QF. As of 2017, ASB Group agreed to sell crude oil from the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC). NIOC was designated pursuant to E.O. 13224, as amended, on October 26, 2020, for its support to the IRGC-QF through the provision of Iranian oil for international commercial sales.
Baslam Petrol Sanayi Ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi is being designated pursuant to E.O. 13224, as amended, for being owned, controlled, or directed by, directly or indirectly, Sitki Ayan.
Also Known As:
Baslam Petrol Sanayi Ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi
Sariyer Istinye Mahallesi Bostan Sokak No: 12, Istanbul 34460, Turkey
Istanbul Chamber of Comm. No.:
Reason for the color:
» Added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on December 8, 2022 pursuant to Executive Order 13224, as amended, for being owned, controlled, or directed by, directly or indirectly, Sitki Ayan;