A former Turkish banking executive, who was released from a federal U.S. prison last week, arrived in Istanbul on July 24.
Atila was welcomed at the airport by his family members; his wife Burçin, son Burkan, mother Ayşe and father Mehmet Işık as well as banking executives and state officials.
“Our brother Hakan has arrived in the country safe and sound and has reunited with his family members,” Albayrak told reporters.
Diplomatic sources said that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a phone conversation with Atilla after his arrival to express him and his family good wishes.
However, the judge allowed the time he had served after being arrested a year earlier to be credited in the sentence, and his release on July 19 was announced earlier due to good behavior.
When Atilla was convicted, Turkey blasted the verdict as “a scandalous decision in a scandalous case” and “a conspiracy aimed at complicating Turkey’s internal politics and intervening in Turkey’s internal affairs”.
Hurriyet Daily News