Shock in Turkey ... the escape of the founder of a two billion dollar cryptocurrency company

Turkish media said that Faruk Fatih Ozer, founder of the Turkish cryptocurrency platform THODEX, fled Turkey from Istanbul airport on April 20 with $ 2 billion in possession.

The Turkish newspaper, Sabah, confirmed that the Public Prosecutor has opened an investigation against Ozer for “fraud”, through the information systems, after submitting many complaints against him.

The newspaper revealed that Ozer went to Tirana, the capital of Albania, and the company had shut down its internet systems during the past 24 hours.

The newspaper added that the Istanbul Public Prosecutor has opened an investigation into the company, which is headquartered in Istanbul, Kadikoy district.

And on charges of conditional fraud and the creation of a criminal organization.

Investigations revealed that Ozer closed his accounts on social media, Instagram and Twitter, and traveled from Istanbul Airport on April 20.

Media reports speak of fraud, which affected more than 400,000 subscribers.

The above comes days after the Turkish Central Bank announced a ban on the use of currencies and digital assets in the purchase of goods and services, indicating in a statement early this week to "potential irreparable damages and great risks in those transactions." 

The statement clarified that "digital currencies and other digital assets based on distributed ledger technology cannot be used, directly or indirectly, as a payment tool."