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Former Jailed Halkbank Executive Named GM Of Turkey's Bbourse


TURKEY -- Mehmet Hakan Atilla, an executive from state-controlled Halkbank, is welcomed by his relatives and Turkish Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak as he arrives at Istanbul International Airport in Istanbul, July 24, 2019
ANKARA, Oct 21 (Reuters)

The former jailed executive at Turkey's state-owned Halkbank, Hakan Atilla, was named general manager at the Istanbul stock exchange, Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said on Monday.

Atilla was sentenced to 32 months in a U.S. prison following his conviction for helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions. He was released and returned to Turkey earlier this year.

At the time of Atilla's conviction, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan condemned the case as a political attack on his government.

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