Whistleblower: ErdoIan ordered seizure of Bank Asya

The government whistleblower Fuat Avni, whose revelations were, earlier, proven to be true, twitted on Friday that the president Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked the banking watchdog to seize oppressed private lender Bank Asya.
Since Feb.3, the Islamic lender has been administered by the state-run Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF).
Writing under the pseudonym of Fuat Avni on Twitter, the whistleblower said Erdogan met with the board members of the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BDDK) at 15.00 PM and ordered newly appointed chair of the watchdog to seize Bank Asya in a bid to consolidate the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) votes ahead of a Parliamentary election that is slated for June 7.
Mehmet Ali Akben was appointed president of on May 15 after former chair Mukim andOztekin took a leave of absence due to health problems in September, 2014 and past away from a brain tumor early in May.
When the president found out that AK Party would not form a cabinet by itself, he decided to crank up the and”Bank Asya issueand”, Fuat Avni maintained.
Even though Akben warned against possible judicial sanctions in case of seizure, Erdogan reportedly insisted on his request blasting the new chair. Fuat Avni also claimed that recent reports released by pro-government media outlets which read 800,000 transaction records had been deleted in a year were published at the behest of Erdogan.
Bank Asya is Turkeyand’s largest Islamic lender and was founded in 1996 by the followers of a faith based Hizmet Movement, also known as Gandulen Movement. Erdogan has long been accusing Hizmet followers of engineering a coup against the government during sweeping corruption investigations on Dec.17 and 25, 2013.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman