The owner of a Turkish company vanishes, employees take over website

The owner of a Turkish stationery company employing 120 people vanished so employees took over the company website to inform the public, Sözcü newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Hüseyin İpek, the owner of the company, was known to be struggling with economic problems, Sözcü said.

The employees, who learned via a text message that the company had been shut down, published an announcement on the website, signed by one of the workers, Serkan Kayabaşı.

“We are bankrupt due to sudden financial problems in our company. We cannot reach the executives of our company,” the statement said.

Kayabaşı told Sözcü that employees could not enter company premises. “The bosses took some of the machines. In fact it was a company performing well,” he said.