He stayed the last minute .. confronted with a new case Turkey Farm Bank. It is claimed that there has been a great emphasis on cryptocurrencies, one of the most popular investment tools in recent years. Turkey’s third largest crypto currency exchange Thodex owner Faruk Fatih Özer, went abroad to off site. It is claimed that between $ 2 and $ 10 billion of investors’ money evaporated.
Last minute .. Crypto money investors were in great anxiety. Faruk Fatih Özer, the owner of the crypto currency exchange Thodex, which has not been in service since April 20, announced that he would first take care of the site and shut down the systems. Afterwards, according to the statement made by Thodex, it was stated that the proposals were evaluated because an organization wanted to invest in the company. In the statement, it was stated that the transactions for the purchase and sale of crypto money were stopped until the transfer process was completed, users will be informed until the transfer process, and negative news on the internet should not be respected.
TURKEY’S LARGEST 3rd CRYPTO CURRENCY EXCHANGE
Regarding the allegations of the profiteering in Thodex, the victims’ lawyer Oğuz Evren Kılıç made a statement. Kılıç stated that the figures put forward were not 100 percent correct, they were said as an estimate. “Thodex had 400 thousand users before it went down. 391 thousand of them were actively trading. It had a monthly transaction volume of 8-13 billion dollars. 3rd was Turkey’s biggest crypto-currency exchanges, “he said.
THE ESTIMATED 2-10 BILLION DOLLARS MISSED
Kılıç said, “Faruk Fatih Özer may have taken an estimated 2 to 10 billion dollars and fled abroad. It is not very clear to estimate the amount, the numbers will become clear as a result of the investigation ”.
DID IT GO TO THAILAND?
Stating that there are allegations that Özer went to Thailand, Kılıç said, “It was claimed that Instagram posted that he went to Thailand, it is not clear where he went on this matter.”
THE PROSECUTOR IS CALLED TO EXPRESSION, THE TRUTH IS COMING
Stating that the prosecutor’s office called Faruk Fatih Özer to testify through the police channel, Kılıç stated that it was detected that he left Istanbul Airport on 20/04/2021 at 17:57, the first of which was a criminal complaint to the prosecutor’s office. He said that the second is to apply to the consumer arbitration committee or the consumer court according to the amount in hand.
LEFT HUNDRED THOUSANDS OF VICTIMS, LOSS BETWEEN 2-10 BILLION DOLLARS
Looking at Thodex’s data, it was determined that 391 thousand of its 400 thousand members were actively trading. In Thodex, which is known to trade between 8-13 billion dollars per month, it is claimed that the loss of investors is between 2 and 10 billion dollars.
CAN BE TRANSFERRED TO WALLETS
Lawyer Ömür Kömüç said, “Crypto money investors can buy crypto assets by sending money to the stock markets in TL or dollars. Purchased crypto assets can be kept in accounts on the exchange or transferred to private electronic wallets outside of the exchange. “Investors can keep their crypto assets in TL and dollars, which they send to the stock market to buy crypto assets, and the money they receive from the sale of crypto assets,” he said.
THEY CANNOT REACH THEIR ASSETS
Kömüç said, “The amount stated as $ 2 billion is probably the sum of the crypto assets of the investors in the stock market and the money in TL and dollars. Those who invest through Thodex are currently unable to access cryptocurrencies, TL and dollars on stock exchanges, ”he said.
FINDING A CRYPTO MONEY PERMIT MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE
Concerning the investors’ money, Kömüç said, “In the event that TL and foreign currency currencies and crypto assets are kept in stock exchange accounts, these assets are under the terms and disposal of the exchange. Investors’ money may have been transferred to other accounts in kind or by being converted into crypto assets. All TL and dollar-denominated money can be converted into crypto money and transferred to a cold wallet, which is not kept in any electronic environment, and thus the accounts can be emptied. In this method, it becomes almost impossible to find traces of cryptocurrencies.
This incident shows us that there is an urgent need for legal regulations regarding cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency exchanges. While many criteria must be followed to even open an exchange office, the absence of any legal regulation on crypto money exchanges with a daily transaction volume of billions of dollars will increase the grievances. Regulations should be introduced under the supervision of the Ministry of Treasury and Finance and the BRSA to secure investors by obtaining the necessary guarantees ”.
FARUK FATİH OZER’S HOME ADDRESS DARICA
Ozer, who went abroad, showed an apartment in Darıca to the Trade Registry Gazette as his address.
SERVED IN AN ORDINARY APPARTMENT
Koineks Teknoloji Anonim Şirketi is reached when the company title of Thodex, which was established in 2017, is traced. Koineks Technology initially operates in Şişli. Later, in 2019, it moves to a 10-storey apartment in Kadıköy between the streets. From here, the company address is moved to Nida Tower in 2019.
TELLED WHAT TO DO ON TELEVISION …
When Thodex’s boss, Özer, was a guest on a program at TGRT on December 9, 2020, he said, “2020 has been a year for us with many innovations. People understood the value of this more. Transporting crypto money and transferring it from one place to another is entirely up to me. Regardless of any system, country or financial institution, you can travel anywhere you want with your cryptocurrency or transfer it to the country you want. “