The judge arrested Faruk Fatih Ozer, the founder of the cryptocurrency exchange Thodex, who was brought in after the Albanian Ministry of Justice decided to extradite him.
Ozer, who was brought to the country on Thursday, April 20, following the decision of the Durach Court of Appeal in Albania, has completed his proceedings in the Anti-Cybercrime Branch of the Istanbul Police.
Ozer was transferred to the Court of Anatolia after his proceedings there.
It was learned that Ozer, who claimed he was not a fraud during the police proceedings and used his right to remain silent, will testify in court.
He stated that Ozer said that he did not have any money and that he distributed what he had to the owners.
Investigations continue about the laptop, 9 phones, SIM card, flash memory and laptop computer with Faruk Fatih Ozer.
Ozer, who was brought to the district attorney’s office, was taken to a duty criminal justice of the peace for arrest on charges of “establishing and managing an organization”, “parole fraud” and “laundering of property values”.
Osiris is arrested by the criminal justice of the peace on duty.
He denied the charges against him.
Faruk Fatih Ozer, whose statement was taken at the Anatolian Public Prosecutor’s Office in Istanbul, explained that he established a software company in Gebze in 2014, and that the field of activity of this company is the development of phone and web software.
Ozer went on to say that he had an interest in cryptocurrency during the period of his company’s activities, and that he started buying and selling cryptocurrencies through his personal account on global cryptocurrency exchanges:
“At this time, I thought I could add innovation to cryptocurrency exchanges in Turkey. I founded Koineks cryptocurrency exchange in 2017 by renting an office in Sisli, Istanbul. At the same time, my software company activities continued in Gebze. After I Founded Koineks, started hiring and continued my cryptocurrency activities with a team of 5 people.I brokered the trading of 5 currencies, namely Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Dogecoin and Ripple.In order to serve in the global market in 2020, I changed Our cryptocurrency exchange was named Thodex and I continued my activities by renting an office in Göztepe.”
Ozer explained that the company’s transaction volume began to increase over time and for this reason he expanded his team, Ozer said, “I have hired people who work as software developers, social media specialists, customer support staff and HR staff in the company. The company Thodex that I founded is listed in the largest 3 cryptocurrency exchanges in Turkey in terms of transaction volume. And it continued its activities as a company. He said.
“I have not accepted the crimes of ‘fraud’, ‘creating and managing an organization’ and ‘laundering property values,'” Ozer said. I have not laundered asset values.” Use the phrases.
Ozer said he will explain his reasons for going abroad while the company continues its activities in the June 12 session.
Ozer, who claims to have reached out to the people with the title of the victim in the file whose damages Masak determined through their lawyers and compensated them for the losses of these people, said: “I intend to cover the losses suffered by the victims in the ongoing process.” He said.
The stop-and-go process
Ozer was arrested in Albania on August 30, 2022, and was wanted on a red notice.
Oz’s lawyers appealed on September 14, 2022, the decision of the Elbasan Court of First Instance in Albania regarding the continued detention of Ozer on September 2, 2022.
The Durach Court of Appeals upheld Ozer’s arrest decision on September 20.
On November 17, 2022, the Elbasan First Instance Court announced that the request of the Elbasan Public Prosecutor’s Office to allow Ozer to be extradited to Turkey was accepted. Ozer appealed this decision on December 7, 2022.
In the hearing held on December 30, 2022, in the Dheeraj Court of Appeal on this decision, the decision regarding the extradition of Ozer to Turkey was upheld.
Based on the said decision, Ozer was transferred to Istanbul by plane on Thursday, April 20.
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