Turkey Rounds Up Suspects in Stock Market Investigation

Turkey began rounding up suspects in an investigation into alleged stock market fraud that led to a plunge in equities last month, according to state media, Bloomberg News reported. Istanbul’s chief prosecutor started the probe on suspicion of organized activity that violated Turkey’s capital markets law and issued a detention warrant for 10 people, two of whom remain at large, state news agency Anadolu said on Sunday. The arrests come after a sudden reversal in Turkey’s stock market, where banking equities dropped 39% in a three-week long rout that started on Sept. 13 and was beginning to threaten some brokerages’ financial stability. Read more.