In this courtroom sketch, the jury foreperson reads the verdict as defendant Mehmet Atilla, foreground far right, listens at the United States Courthouse in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
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Turkish authorities have prepared an extradition request for a witness who testified in the U.S. case against a Turkish banker, state-run Anadolu news agency said Thursday.The witness, Huseyin Korkmaz, is a former police investigator who collected evidence against government officials in a 2013 corruption case, which included some of the same defendants as the trial now ending in the United States.Turkish officials have also accused the judge overseeing the case and two U.S. attorneys involved, Kim H. Joon and Preet Bharara, of cooperating with U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.
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