Feds probe whether Eric Adams sought to expedite permits for Turkish Consulate building: reports

Federal authorities are looking into whether Eric Adams, just prior to being elected mayor, used his influence to cut red tape for the opening of a new Turkish diplomatic mission in Manhattan, part of a sprawling pay-to-play probe into his 2021 campaign’s finances, news outlets reported on Sunday.

The New York Post and New York Times reported Sunday morning that the FBI is looking into 2021 communications between Adams and former Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro, regarding approvals for the opening of a new building, the Turkevi Center, housing Turkish diplomatic offices near the United Nations. Adams was still Brooklyn Borough President at the time of the alleged summer 2021 communications but had already won the Democratic primary that typically all but ensures victory in the general election.