Turkish banker is convicted in NY of helping Iran evade US sanctions, acquitted of money laundering charge
A Turkish banker accused of helping Iran evade US sanctions has been convicted by a jury in New York after a trial that sowed distrust between the two nations.


The verdict came Wednesday at a trial where witnesses described corruption at the highest levels of Turkey's government, prompting its leaders to lash out at the US prosecution.


The verdict pertained solely to Halkbank executive Mehmet Hakan Atilla, but its ramifications were likely to affect relations between Turkey and the US.

 Atilla was convicted of five counts, including conspiracy. He was acquitted of one money-laundering charge.


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