Major loss at Bank Asya

Bank Asya has declared a commercial loss for corporate tax of TL 942 million ($383.44 million) and its "net term loss" for the fiscal period of Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2014 was TL 875 million. The bad debts of the bank had increased to TL 2.1 billion in the first nine months of 2014 and now the fourth quarter is being examined. Further, whether loans exceeding TL 3 billion, which were granted in violation of Articles 50 and 51 of the Turkish Banking Code, have been repaid or not will also be revealed after the examination of the 2014 balance sheet as publicly traded companies and banks have to hand in their balance sheets to the KAP. Besides, there are various allegations about the asset management companies to which the bank has transferred its bad debt files.