Senior Turkish official slams U.S. conviction of banker

Senior Turkish official slams U.S. conviction of banker
Senior Turkish official slams U.S. conviction of banker

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A senior Turkish government official said on Wednesday that the conviction of Turkish banker Hakan Atilla in the United States violated international law.

A U.S. jury on Wednesday found Atilla, an executive at Turkey's majority state-owned Halkbank , guilty of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions.

The official told Reuters the outcome of the trial would not hurt the Turkish economy, banking system or Halkbank.

(Writing by Ali Kucukgocmen)

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