In this photo taken June 29, 2017, cows lie down on a bed of sand in their stalls at Mystic Valley Dairy in Sauk City, Wis. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
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Mehmet Aydin, developer of the $100 million video game at the center of a pyramid-scheme investigation in Turkey, says he was first inspired by FarmVille.Ciftlik Bank stopped accepting new members Tuesday pending the results of government investigations. Turkey's Customs and Trade Ministry has banned advertisements from Farm Bank, or Ciftlik Bank as it's known in Turkish, for three months to avoid misleading consumers that may think it's a real lender. Trying to dispel anxieties, Aydin had invited his fellow citizens late last month to the Anatolian site outside where he says he's going to build a $185 million dairy facility.Investors have dedicated more than 400 million liras ($106 million) so far and Aydin says there are 350,000 domestic and 150,000 foreign players of the Ciftlik Bank, whose parent – Fame Game – is based in Northern Cyprus to avoid tax.Aydin insists his intention isn't to trick anyone.Gross profit margins for publicly traded Turkish milk companies range from 15 to 20 percent – a far cry from what Ciftlik promises, added Erdem Hafizoglu, an analyst at brokerage BGC Partners in Istanbul.
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