Latest articles from Turkey

Waiting in EU wings

October 4, 2004

Turkey is cautiously optimistic that it will soon accede to full membership of the EU. The government has made it an absolute priority and its hopes for much-needed foreign investment are riding on it.

Single-digit focus

October 4, 2004

Süreyya Serdengeçti, the governor of Turkey’s central bank, talks to The Banker about the country’s bank reforms and his aspirations for the financial sector.

Working its way towards the West

July 2, 2004

Turkey is endeavouring to meet requirements for EU membership by extending its IMF standby agreement to combat spiralling debt while attempting to recoup money that was used to rehabilitate shaky private banks. Metin Demirsar reports from Istanbul.

A part to play in Europe

May 3, 2004

Prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan talks to The Banker about Turkey’s role in Europe and other strategic policies.

Number crunching

May 3, 2004

Turkey’s economic recovery and reform continues to impress. Positive progress across the board will help the country to achieve its international ambitions.

Assets expand

May 3, 2004

Revaluation, consolidation, privatisation, economic revival and access to foreign markets all affected the banking sector in 2003.

Bank snapshots

May 3, 2004

As the Turkish economy expands, the major institutions are raising their game and improving their performance. Below we detail the key financial indicators for Turkey’s banking front runners.

Public financing

May 3, 2004

The Banker presents a comprehensive overview of Turkey’s debt position and likely borrowing requirements for the future.

Istanbul takes centre stage

March 3, 2004

Turkey’s finance minister Kemal Unakitan talks to Stephen Timewell about involvement in a new development bank and the country’s privatisation strategy.

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