The Turkish police made 62 arrests as part of the search for a cryptocurrency trading platform, after the lawsuits filed by thousands of Turkish citizens claiming to be victims of fraud.
On Thursday (23/4) the Thodex platform, which managed daily transactions in cryptocurrencies Hundreds of millions of dollars, announced on its website that it would close in four to five days due to a sale process.
Users, however, who could not withdraw their money or access their accounts, expressed on Twitter their concern that they might have been deceived.
At 78 the arrest warrants
Prosecutors, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency, have issued arrest warrants for 78 people and 62 have been detained so far in an operation centered in Istanbul but expanding to eight districts, according to Anadolu.
H Istanbul police as reported by the Athens News Agency, reported that the founder and CEO of Thodex, Farouk Fatih Ozer, flew to Tirana on Tuesday.
An investigation has been launched into Thodex
The Istanbul Public Prosecutor’s Office announced yesterday, Thursday, that an investigation has been launched into Thodex over allegations that the platform has caused “great sadness to many citizens”. The MASAK financial crime investigation body blocked the company’s accounts on Wednesday and launched an investigation, a MASAK source said.
Thodex said the negative media coverage of her was untrue and that banks and investment funds – whose names she would mention later – wanted to invest in the company and had proposed a partnership.
The trading volume on the Thodex platform reached $ 538 billion in the last day of operation, according to Coinmarketcap.