Peker calls on CHP to probe misdemeanours at İşbank

Turkish mafia leader Sedat Peker, unable to upload a new tell-all video last week due to concerns about his security, took to Twitter on Tuesday to call on the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) to look into goings on at İşbank, which the party partially owns.

“Do you ever ask what Ekrem Güler, (Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu’s) security director, is doing at that bank? Don’t you wonder?” asked the mobster in a tweet.

Güler is a chief advisor to İşbank’s board of directors and is “responsible for the suicide of the Silivri director of security”, Peker said, referring to a maximum-security prison near Istanbul.

İşbank, one of Turkey’s biggest non-state banks, was established by Turkey’s founder and first president Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who left shares in the bank to the CHP, which he also formed. The shares amount to a 28.09 percent stake in the company, the bank says on its website.

Güler should be dismissed from İşbank immediately, said Özgür Özel, a deputy head of the CHP’s parliamentary group, Sözcü newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Peker started to release a series of hour-long ‘tell-all’ videos in early May. In nine videos to date, he has made accusations of top Turkish officials’ involvement in illicit affairs, including large-scale corruption and one case of murder to cover up a rape.

Peker began to publish the videos after his family home was raided by police and he said his wife and children were disrespected and unduly harassed.