HSBC Turkey chief under investigation
03 Jan 2019

Selim Kervanci, the head of HSBC’s Turkish unit, is reportedly being investigated for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

A prosecutor is understood to be investigating Kervanci for a 2013 retweet of a clip from a film set in the last days of Adolf Hitler.

“He retweeted the post by a Turkish journalist five years ago when Mr Erdogan was prime minister of Turkey and when there was a series of demonstrations over the conservation of Gezi Park in Istanbul which transformed into a wider protest against the state,” according to the Irish Inpendent, which said the story was first reported by Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet.

HSBC has declined to comment.

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