Banker Hakan Atilla, who was convicted in 2018, was released from prison in July and deported to Turkey. Turkey maintained Atilla's innocence throughout the trial and called his conviction a "scandalous verdict." The five-week trial strained Turkish-U.S. relations and featured testimony about corruption at the highest levels of the Turkish government
Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak announced Atilla's appointment in a tweet Monday. Albayrak tweeted: "The resting time of Hakan Atilla who joined his family and country following an unjust conviction has ended. He has been appointed Borsa Istanbul's general manager."