Turkish banker gets 32 months prison in US case over Iran sanctions

Thu 17 May 2018 at 10:29 International

NNA - A U.S. judge sentenced Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a Turkish banker at Turkey's state-controlled Halkbank, to 32 months in prison Wednesday after he was found guilty of taking part in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions.


Atilla, a 47-year-old Turkish citizen, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan.


The case has strained diplomatic relations between the United States and Turkey, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned it as a political attack on his government. ---Reuters

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