Turkey opens probe on crypto currency platform Thodex
Platform alleged to aggrieve great number of members, up to 400,000
The Public Prosecutor's Office in Istanbul launched an investigation into a Turkish cryptocurrency exchange platform, Thodex, of which website is inaccessible currently.
The office appeals to the personnel for their testimonies on the platform, which is alleged to aggrieve a great number of members.
Meanwhile, Abdullah Usame Ceran, a lawyer, filed a criminal complaint against Fatih Faruk Ozer, the founder and CEO of the platform, alleging "aggravated fraud."
Ceran stressed that the platform has 400,000 members, of which 390,000 are active in trading, and noted the platform is close to withdrawal transactions currently.
He also said that there are some allegations on social media platforms that Ozer left Turkey on April 20 via Istanbul Airport.
As part of the complaint, seizing the platform's all assets, including vehicles, bank accounts, holdings, shares, was demanded.
After some transaction problems, the platform shared releases on Monday and Tuesday for announcing a six-hour maintenance period.
Lastly, the platform made another announcement, saying the platform will get into a partnership and members will able to make transactions again after a five-day maintenance period.