Turkey will discuss Halkbank executive's case with State Secretary Tillerson: FM Çavuşoğlu
ANKARA - ReutersThe arrest of a senior Turkish banker by U.S. authorities will be discussed with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when he visits Ankara on March 30, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on March 29.
In an interview with broadcaster TRT Haber, Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu also called for a transparent process regarding Hakan Atilla's arrest, and said the Turkish consul general was unable to receive information about Atilla until a formal statement was made.
U.S. prosecutors on Match 28 charged an executive at a Turkish state-owned bank with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran, escalating a case that has added to tensions between the United States and Turkey.
Shares in Halkbank slumped as much as 16 percent on March 29..