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Will government seize Turkey's largest bank?

Isbank, Turkey's largest private bank, is seen as a government takeover target.

Turkey's largest private bank, Isbank, increasingly has become a government target the last few years, increasing the perception of growing political oppression of the nation's banking sector.

Established in 1924 by the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Isbank has been under intense criticism by pro-government media since 2012. The latest attack, in January, came from Yigit Bulut, a key adviser to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan; Bulut openly said that the government must seize the bank.

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