The owner of a port facility in southern Turkey has landed on the US blacklist over its alleged connections to a Russian oligarch.

MMK Turkey, also known as MMK Metalurji Port, was sanctioned by the US Treasury Department on Tuesday for its connections to Viktor Filippovich Rashnikov, the head of Russian iron and steel giant MMK.

The company owns two steel-producing plants and a port in Hatay, north of Iskenderun.