Turkey’s Halkbank says it has not been party to U.S. case of Turkish banker Atilla
Turkey’s Halkbank said on Jan. 4 that it has not been party to U.S. case of Turkish banker Hakan Atilla nor is there administrative or financial decision taken against bank by court.
Atilla, the former deputy chief executive officer of Turkish state lender Halkbank, was found guilty on Dec. 3 by a jury in New York on five charges related to conspiracy and bank fraud related to violating sanctions on Iran. He was acquitted of money laundering.
Halkbank also said that Banker Atilla has right to appeal against us court decision, adding that bank always adheres sensitively to national and international regulations in all its business and transactions.
Halkbank added that puts utmost effort to improve its compliance policy further within the framework of international standards, saying that bank would always maintain its policy of transparency in transactions and compliance to international regulations decisively
Halkbank highlighted that foreign trade transactions and money transfers carried out in an open and transparent manner.