Hafize Gaye Erkan, who reportedly requested ‘pardon from duty’ while she was the head of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT), but was ‘dismissed’ by the decision in the Official Gazette, remains on the agenda.
It was claimed that Hafize Gaye Erkan’s prolongation of her trip to the USA and her avoidance of open communication with the economic management by not providing a satisfactory explanation were effective in her dismissal.
According to the backstage; AKP’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s decision to dismiss Erkan was influenced by the concern of new disclosures from within the bank.
10 News writers Barış Soydanwrote what was said behind the scenes regarding Hafize Gaye Erkan’s dismissal.
Soydan published today “Three reasons why Erdoğan dismissed Erkan: The concern of new disclosures was very effective” In his article titled, he made the following statements:
“According to one claim, Erdoğan was disturbed by the allegations and public debate about Gaye Erkan. There were two possibilities: One, if the allegations were true and they were not seen and intervened in time, it was a management error. Second, if the allegations were false and this campaign could not be prevented, it is equally obvious There was a management problem.
As a result, he personally stepped in and made a statement supporting Erkan, at least to prevent the allegations from deepening and the discussions from growing. In particular, Vice President Cevdet Yılmaz and some close figures shared with Erdoğan the idea that a change could have negative consequences before the election. Erkan would probably be given a serious warning, his family’s ties with the bank would be cut, and the situation would be re-evaluated after the local elections.
‘WITHOUT WAITING FOR THE ELECTION TO BE OVER…’
This plan soon began to falter. First, there were concerns that the allegations could continue and new disclosures (and even records) could emerge from within the bank. The other two issues were Hafize Gaye Erkan’s extension of her trip to the USA and her avoidance of open communication with the economic management by not making a satisfactory statement. This raised concerns that Erkan would make sudden decisions and/or leave office untimely. Thereupon, the change of chairman of the Central Bank was put on the agenda without waiting for the end of the election.
Allegedly, when the appointment issue came up, various names from inside and outside the bank came to the fore. As a result, Fatih Karahan, nephew of former AKP Deputy Chairman, Washington Ambassador and MP Murat Mercan, was appointed as the President of the Central Bank. Erdoğan made his own choice this time due to the influence of the Hafize Gaye Erkan incident. “