Prosecutors demanded a sentence of more than 15 years after a New York jury had found former Halkbank executive Hakan Atilla guilty of helping Iran evade US sanctions, that followed a nearly four-week trial, in January this year.
A US jury has found former Turkish banker Hakan Atilla guilty of helping Iran evade US sanctions, after a nearly four-week trial that has strained diplomatic relations between the United States and Turkey.
The case against Mehmet Hakan Atilla, the former deputy chief executive officer of Turkey’s Halkbank, has driven a wedge between Washington and Ankara.
The FBI representative was summoned after Huseyin Korkmaz, a fugitive and former Turkish police supervisor, said he received financial help from the bureau. Korkmaz was testifying in the US case against Halkbank executive Mehmet Hakan Atilla.
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