Ak Makina

Ak Makina

 In 2017, the U.S. states of Mississippi, Pennsylvania and New York listed AK Makina on their state lists of Companies Doing Business with the Iranian Petroleum/Natural Gas, Nuclear and Military Sectors, rendering Ak Makina ineligible for investment and/or state contracting.


AK Makina is a Turkish mechanical company that trades in machinery from such manufacturers as Hyundai-Kia, Hyundai Heavy Industries, LG, and others (Company Website). 


A leaked US diplomatic cable shows that Ak Makina has been attempting to export machinery to an Iranian company, Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group, that has been developing a liquid missile propellant for the Iranian nuclear program. Despite American requests to the Turkish government to stop the transaction, it appears that Ak Makina has not cut their ties with Iran (AftenpostenTurkish Firm Ak Makina Continued Assistance to Missile-Related Entities in Iran, 6/26/2009).