ISTANBUL  | Turkey slams US sentencing of Turkish banker on Iran scheme

ISTANBUL — Turkey has slammed the sentencing of a Turkish banker in the United States over his role in helping Iran evade U.S. economic sanctions.

In a statement late Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry called the trial against Turkish state-run Halkbank employee Mehmet Hakan Atilla “an entirely feigned process which is inconsistent with the principle of a fair trial.”

Atilla was sentenced in Manhattan on Wednesday to a shorter than expected prison term of 32 months, including the 14 months he has already served.

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