Gov’t attack on Bank Asya taints Turkey’s image

Bank Asya
Bank Asya


Date posted: October 15, 2014

FERHAN KÖSEOĞLU / PARIS

Attempts by the Turkish government to sink Bank Asya have tainted Turkey’s image, according to French-based Institute for Research on the International Economy expert Deniz Ünal, speaking to the Cihan news agency on Tuesday.

Since the Dec. 17 corruption investigation Bank Asya has been subjected to a series of government-led attacks because of the lender’s affiliation with the Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen-inspired Hizmet movement.

“This is the other Turkey that scares me. Behind this there are attacks upon the legal system, which seem to be getting worse. This will negatively impact the economy,” said Ünal. “There was no indication that Bank Asya was heading in a bad direction. All of a sudden Bank Asya was discussed in a very negative light and this created a problem. It is clear that they are trying to close the bank for ideological purposes,” he said.

Ünal emphasized that the attempt on behalf of the government to sink Bank Asya could strongly dissuade foreign investors from investing in Turkey. “From outside it looks very bad, and from within [Turkey] it surely doesn’t look so good either,” he said.

Meanwhile, in a statement on Tuesday, Bank Asya announced that numerous media organs are publishing false reports on the bank’s financial situation to intentionally distort the Bank’s image, and that such reports do not reflect the reality.

Source: Today's Zaman , October 14, 2014


Related News

A Turkish family has disappeared in Pakistan, and suspicion turns to intelligence agencies

“The police are expressing ignorance about the picking up of Mr. Mesut, so who did this?” asked Muhammed Zubair, a doctor whose children attended the PakTurk school in Peshawar and who represents the parent-teacher association. “This is a dangerous trend and will send a negative image of Pakistan abroad.”

Turkish minister’s leaked emails show pro-gov’t figure has eye on Gülen-linked dormitory

Leaked emails of Turkey’s energy minister and son-in-law of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Berat Albayrak, have revealed plans by a pro-government figure to assume ownership of a dormitory in Kayseri province that used to be operated by the Gülen movement but was closed down by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government.

Turkish nationals in South Africa fear abductions

“Yesterday we were sitting together, today they call us terrorists. Immediately overnight they changed.” A conspicuously distressed Turkish national uttered these words during an interview with The Star at the Nizamiye Mosque Complex in Midrand.

Gülen’s lawyer dismisses wiretapping claims

In his statement, Gülen’s lawyer Albayrak said the allegations which appeared in some newspapers is totally baseless and targets Gülen in an unfair way and demands punishment for the individuals who were involved such accusations

Greater Jakarta: Students, parents protest Embassy’s statement

Students and parents at the Turkish-affiliated Pribadi Bilingual boarding school in Depok, West Java, have filed objections over a recent statement from the Turkish Embassy in Jakarta that referred to the school as having links with a terrorist organization.

Fethullah Gulen’s Dialogue

In the contextual theology of Gulen, faith is always translated into action in light of the pressing needs of a given society. Islam, thus, becomes a language to speak about human needs and concerns as much as the content of these beliefs are shaped and understood by the prevailing context.

Latest News

Fethullah Gülen’s Condolence Message for South African Human Rights Defender Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Hizmet Movement Declares Core Values with Unified Voice

Ankara systematically tortures supporters of Gülen movement, Kurds, Turkey Tribunal rapporteurs say

Erdogan possessed by Pharaoh, Herod, Hitler spirits?

Devious Use of International Organizations to Persecute Dissidents Abroad: The Erdogan Case

A “Controlled Coup”: Erdogan’s Contribution to the Autocrats’ Playbook

Why is Turkey’s Erdogan persecuting the Gulen movement?

Purge-victim man sent back to prison over Gulen links despite stage 4 cancer diagnosis

University refuses admission to woman jailed over Gülen links

In Case You Missed It

Dr. Lilian Sison: Fethullah Gülen is a pioneer of peace

ECtHR urges Albania not to deport Gülen follower to Turkey

Turkish groups call for global peace at historic İstanbul meeting

Turkey Bars Entry Of Critics By Adding Their Names Next To ISIL Suspects

Winds of ‘ijma’ beginning to pick up speed

Mosque-cemevi project halted due to government’s ‘parallel paranoia’

Fethullah Gülen’s books translated into Kurdish

Copyright 2022 Hizmet News