April 5, 2018 / 10:11 AM / 17 days ago

Turkey condemns U.S. sentence sought for banker - Erdogan spokesman

ANKARA, April 5 (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman said on Thursday Turkey strongly condemned a demand from U.S. prosecutors to sentence Turkish banker Hakan Atilla, convicted of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions, to about 20 years in prison.

“The Hakan Atilla case is a legal scandal. We strongly condemn and reject this decision, it is a grave injustice,” spokesman Ibrahim Kalin told a news conference when asked about the Halkbank executive who was found guilty by a U.S. jury in January. (Reporting by Ece Toksabay and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Daren Butler Editing by Dominic Evans)

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