ISTANBUL – Turkey has slammed the sentencing of a Turkish banker in america over his function in serving to Iran evade U.S. financial sanctions.
In an announcement late Wednesday, the International Ministry known as the trial in opposition to Turkish state-run Halkbank worker Mehmet Hakan Atilla “a wholly feigned course of which is inconsistent with the precept of a good trial.”
Atilla was sentenced in Manhattan on Wednesday to a shorter than anticipated jail time period of 32 months, together with the 14 months he has already served.
The trial, which led to January, had featured testimony about corruption at high ranges of the Turkish authorities. The ministry stated the U.S. court docket relied on “solid proof and false statements” from members of the community of a U.S.-based cleric accused of trying to overthrow the Turkish authorities.