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Ex-Central Bankers Among Turkish Pundits at Risk of Lawsuits

Durmus Yilmaz in Istanbul in 2009.
Durmus Yilmaz in Istanbul in 2009.Photographer: Kerem Uzel/Bloomberg
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Turkey’s banking watchdog filed criminal complaints against more than a dozen individuals, including two former central bank governors, over their comments on the lira and a top government official said swifter legal action should follow. 

Among those targeted with the complaint are Durmus Yilmaz and Rusdu Saracoglu, former chiefs of the monetary authority, economists including Guldem Atabay, opposition lawmaker Burhanettin Bulut and media commentators Emin Capa, Selcuk Gecer and Seref Oguz. The list published late Monday by the regulator names 26 individuals and Twitter accounts.