Deputy Prime Minister Abdullatif Sener said, “The Imar Bank had collected about 9 quadrillion TL. We could not find out where they transferred to or used this money. No funds were transferred to state when the administration of the bank resigned. In other words, the money they collected has to be repaid by the state.”
Deputy Prime Minister Abdullatif Sener said that as of June 2003, total amount of deposit depicted in the records of the bank was 753 trillion TL, while the amount of deposits found out after the bank was confiscated appeared to be 8 quadrillion TL together with interests. Sener said, “In other words, nine tenth of the money was drawn from the system and only one tenth remained and was shown on the financial statements.”
With these statements Sener underlined the fact that by resigning from the administration and leaving the bank to the Banking Regulating Board (BDDK), the Uzan family made the Turkish people have to pay this 9 quadrillion TL. Sener said that despite there was almost no state security in the portfolio of the bank, it sold securities without license, through which it collected approximately 850 trillion TL, which had no backing.
Sener said that regarding the reimbursements to the victims of the Imar Bank case, which would start after three weeks, there was no problem in terms of funding. Sener further said that an ombudsman would be appointed to analyze the Imar Bank case independently and impartially so as to draw lessons.