Economy being sabotaged to sink Bank Asya, says Avni

Twitter user @fuatavnifuat claimed in a series of tweets sent on Tuesday that Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan and the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BDDK) are sabotaging the Turkish economy in order to sink Bank Asya. Avni - who claims to be one of President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an's advisors - said Babacan authorized the BDDK to put 10 Turkish banks under close monitoring in order to make it seem as if it was not attempting to target only the Islamic lender Bank Asya. The unidentified Twitter user correctly predicted the second wave of arrests of police officers allegedly close to the Fethullah Gülen-inspired Hizmet movement last month. Avni had tweeted on a Monday night that raids would be conducted against the officers early the next day in the morning. The raids took place accordingly.