Mehmet Hakan Atilla (R), a deputy chief executive officer of Halkbank, is shown in this courtroom sketch with his attorney, Gerald J DiChiara, inside a Manhattan federal court in New York, US, on Wednesday. "You never know which bank executives will be arrested next".
Zarrab was arrested in Miami in March a year ago on his way to Disney World with his wife and daughter.
"There is nothing legally sound there and Turkey is facing a completely political plot", Bozdag told broadcaster A Haber.
"He knew that he was part of the US investigation here".
A federal judge has ordered defense attorneys for an alleged money launderer for the Iranian government to detail the involvement of President Trump's "cyber czar", ex-New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey in the case. Kim said he was "advis [ing] the Court of potential conflicts of interest", since Giuliani and Mukasey's firms also represent some banks Zarrab used in transactions.
He was speaking three days after the bank's Deputy CEO Mehmet Hakan Atilla was arrested in NY on charges of conspiring to evade trade sanctions on Iran.
US authorities, however, claim to have evidence that Zarrab paid millions of dollars in bribes to Turkish government officials and top Halkbank executives to help him process the payments.
Halkbank HALKB.IS , Turkey's fifth-largest listed bank by assets, confirmed Deputy General Manager Mehmet Hakan Atilla had been detained in the United States and said it and the Turkish government were looking into the matter.
Zarrab's detention has been publicly criticized by president Erdogan.
Atilla's former boss, Halbank CEO Suleyman Aslan, was also arrested in December 2013 in an anti-graft probe that implicated the sons of two Turkish ministers.
He was later released and charges were dropped, as they were against all the suspects. According to Bloomberg, the prosecutors were arrested, sacked or fled. -Turkish relations. "But some people close to the Turkish president seem to be involved with Reza Zarrab".