Interpol's Red Notice Leads to Arrest
Özer was arrested in Albania in August of last year following an Interpol red notice issued against him. He fled to Albania after his crypto exchange, Thodex, abruptly went offline, leaving over 400,000 members without access to their deposits, totaling $2 billion in cryptocurrencies.
Impact on Turkey's Crypto Scene
The Thodex scandal has caused a significant stir in Turkey, where cryptocurrency has become a popular hedge against inflation. Özer's brother, sister, and four other high-ranking employees were imprisoned after the incident. At least 83 people were detained as part of the ongoing investigation.