Missing in Turkey: 128 billion dollars state funds

The CHP has been organising a campaign about the fate the Turkish Central Bank reserves on social media and later put up the banners on its buildings and billboards. But, Erdogan sent Hundreds of Turkish riot police using water cannons and cranes, entered the buildings of the main opposition Republican People’s Party, CHP and removed posters and banners which asked: “Where are 128 billion dollars?”

Prosecutors in Istanbul had determined that some posters bearing the outline of the presidential palace were an insult to Erdogan. Insulting the president is a crime in Turkey.

The government claims the bank’s reserves still stand at 95.3 billion US dollars, which economists and international financial institutions doubt. Despite the profound economic crisis that Turkey is facing — the worst in the last 50 years according to economic experts — Erdogan and his party members have grown enormously rich

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