Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 4
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
The US is grossly interfering in Turkey’s internal affairs, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement issued in response to a trial in the US on the case of Hakan Atilla, former deputy CEO of Turkey’s Halkbank.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry said that the accusations against Atilla have no legal basis.
“The use of certain members of the Gulen movement as witnesses casts doubt on the whole trial process,” the statement said.
US authorities in late March 2016 arrested Hakan Atilla at New York’s JFK airport accusing him of helping Iran evade sanctions during Former President Barack Obama’s term.