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KTPB looks to the future

October 15, 2021

The chief executive of Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank on its new digital initiatives and the outlook for Islamic banking in Turkey.

High rates boost net interest income at Turkish banks

September 15, 2021

Leading lenders saw net interest income increase despite tricky economic conditions.

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Pre-pandemic measures see Turkish banks through crisis

September 1, 2021

Turkiye Vakiflar Bankasi leads the Turkish banks, whose adaptability has seen them through a tough year in face of currency depreciation and rising inflation.

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Turkish banks prepare for turbulence ahead

April 22, 2021

After the firing of Turkey’s central bank governor, the country seems primed for another currency crisis.

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Well-capitalised Turkish banks go into business continuity mode

May 15, 2020

Nation’s banks holding up despite crisis on back of sufficient liquidity and developed digital channels.

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Turkey seeks route out of economic malaise

May 1, 2019

Turkey's economy has fallen into recession, inflation rates are high and concerns are being raised about the president's approach. The Banker assesses the options the country has.

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Erdogan looks to banks as Turkey teeters into recession

May 1, 2019

With Turkey's economy in a downturn, the interventionist Erdogan government is keen for state and private banks to provide cheaper credit. 

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Turkey’s banks brace as Erdoğan’s new economy creates tremors

September 3, 2018

Strained international relations and the economic interventions of its president are denting confidence in Turkey's economy, putting pressure on its banks.

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Can Turkey avoid an economic crisis?

September 3, 2018

Turkey's economy has been hit by a plummeting lira, populist policies from its president and a tariff war with the US. The Banker looks at its prospects.

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Is the party over for Turkey's banks?

April 3, 2018

Turkey’s banks enjoyed a bumper year in 2017, but a combination of foreign currency debt, internal strife and strained relations with the US could spell the end for the good times. Tom Stevenson reports.

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