Akfinans Bank is an embarassment to the TRNC government

What an embarassment!

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My heart is aching for the TRNC. That may sound very strange coming from me of all people. Yes I do think of all the victims of property scams, of banks who used the law’s weaknesses to mortgage innocent pensioners’ homes without their knowledge in order to feed their greed and the greed of the unscrupulous builders. The victims are justified in feelings of utter frustration at the run-around they are being given by all those involved.

I am not a politician, I am not a banker and I don’t consider myself to be particularly knowledgeable about the rights and wrongs of the north/south divide. What I do know is that this country and this Government needs the guilty to step up to the plate and say, ‘yes we were wrong’, our country needs us, our Government needs us to put our patriotism before our personal gain. We can see our beloved TRNC haemorrhaging and we are going to pull together with the Government before our country dies before our eyes. A band aid won’t work this time.

The hard working Turkish Cypriots deserve better from the so called elite, the Government deserve better. All the victims of the property scams know the Government cannot afford to help them, but we also know that the banks can, and have a moral obligation to stop embarrassing their Government and their country in the eyes of the world.

Between 2004 and 2008 the banks indulged in some very dodgy mortgage practises. The mistake was theirs, yes the builders and landowners also carry blame, but the banks could and should have said NO. Now when I was a little girl I was taught that if you make a mistake then you are the one who has to pay for it. I understood that even as a child. Why do the banks find it so difficult to comprehend?

Akfinans Bank Limited, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. Now where did I plagiarise that from? Be the first, set the example, you know the others will follow if you do. What will you actually lose, 104,000 TL, the cost of a couple of years advertising revenue? Then, when prospective customers Google “Akfinans Bank,” instead of getting a list of your atrocities they’ll get nothing but praise! (Editor: that can be arranged!)

My heart is aching for the TRNC.  That may sound very strange coming from me
of all people.  Yes I do think of all the victims of property scams, of banks who
used the laws weaknesses to mortgage innocent pensioners homes without their
knowledge to feed their greed and the greed of the unscrupulous builders. The victims
justified in the feelings of utter frustration at the runaround they are being
given by everyone.
I am not a politician, I am not a banker, I don’t consider myself to be particularly
knowledgeable on the rights and wrongs of the north/south divide.  What I do know
is that this country and this Government needs the guilty to step up to the plate
and say, ‘yes we were wrong’, our country needs us, our Government needs us to
put our patriotism before our personal gain.  We can see our beloved TRNC hemorrhaging
and we are going to pull together with the Government before our country dies before
our eyes.  A band aid won’t work this time.
The hard working Turkish Cypriots deserve better from the so called elite, the Government
deserve better.  All the victims of the property scams know the Government cannot afford
to help them, but we also know that the banks can, and have a moral obligation to stop
embarrassing their Government and their country in the eyes of the world.
Between 2004 and 2008 the banks indulged in some very dodgy mortgage practises.   The
mistake was theirs, yes the builders and landowners also carry blame, but the banks could
and should have said NO.   Now when I was a little girl, I was taught, if you make a mistake,
then you are the one who has to pay for it.  I understood that even as a child.  Why
do the banks find it so difficult to comprehend?
Akfinans Bank Limited, ask  not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do
for your country.  Now where did I plagiarise that from?  Be the first, set the example,
you know the others will follow if you do.  What will you actually lose, 104,000 TL,
a couple of years advertising revenue.
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