FILE PHOTO: Turkey's Halkbank headquarters are seen in Ankara December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo
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Turkish state-run lender Halkbank's operations and transactions fully comply with national and international regulations, it said in a statement regarding the arrest of its deputy general manager Mehmet Hakan Atilla in the United States.Atilla was charged Tuesday with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate sanctions against Iran and conspiring with Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab, who is already on trial in a case which has caused tensions between Turkey and the United States.It said the U.S. financial system and currency have not been used for such transactions related to trade with the country mentioned in the allegations.
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