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Interview with Atilla Yeşilada, Country Analyst at Global Source Partners

Atilla Yeşilada, Country Analyst, Global Source Partners, discusses what is the driving force behind Turkey's economy in 2015.

26 Aug 2015

Interview with Brian Hoey: Existing opportunities for issuers in the Turkish covered bond markets

Brian Hoey, MENA Corporate Trust Sales and Relationship Management, BNY Mellon, discusses what opportunities exist for issuers in the Turkish covered bond markets and how they are structured.

21 Aug 2015

Interview with Fehmi Demirkol, Corporate Finance and Business Development Director at Palmet Enerji

Fehmi Demirkol, Corporate Finance and Business Development Director at Palmet Enerji, explains what options are available to Turkish mid-tier corporates when looking at accessing the debt market.

21 Aug 2015

Gebze-İzmir Motorway Project secures top spots for 4 Bonds & Loans Awards

Otoyol’s Gebze-İzmir Motorway Project are in contention for 4 Awards at this year’s Bonds & Loans Turkey Awards. After votes from more than 5000 individuals, Otoyol remained on-course to win Awards for Syndicated Loan Deal of the Year, Project Finance Deal of the Year, Transport Finance Deal of other Year and Infrastructure Finance Deal of the Year. Elsewhere, YDA are amongst the finalists in 5…

20 Aug 2015

YDA makes big gains in second week of Bonds & Loans Turkey Awards voting

YDA’s Dalaman Airport Project and Kayseri PPP Healthcare Project stormed to the top of the Bonds & Loans Awards Leader Boards in 5 categories. Neither project were amongst the leaders in any category after the first week of voting, however in a week YDA’s projects have emerged amongst the front-runners for a prize at this year’s Awards.

17 Aug 2015

Garanti, ISBank and YapiKredi make strong start in quest for Bonds & Loans Awards

Garanti, ISBank and YapiKredi are at the top of the Bonds & Loans Awards Turkey Leader Boards after the first week of online voting. All 3 banks are involved in 11 deals currently placed in the Top-3 position

7 Aug 2015

Interview with Jean-Patrick Marquet: Public-private partnerships to finance Turkish infrastructure

In July this year, we sat down with Jean-Patrick Marquet, Director, Turkey, at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), to discuss how Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are used to finance Turkish infrastructure projects. He reveals how they are structured and who is investing in PPPs.

5 Aug 2015

Case study: YDA's Dalaman International Airport Project

YDA Group won the tender to construct and operate Dalaman Airport International Terminal back in 2003. Since then they have decided to undertake projects on more of an international level including the Kazakhstan Aktau Airport Terminal. In the following interview, Chairman of YDA Group, Huseyin Arslan, explains why they chose to enter the Aviation sector and outlines why PPP contracts are…

24 Jul 2015

Case study: Huseyin Arslan discusses YDA's Kayseri Healthcare Project

YDA Group have recently confirmed to take part as a Corporate Sponsor for our Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Turkey conference in November. We sat down with Huseyin Arslan, Chairman of YDA Group, to speak to him about their pathfinding tender, the Kayseri Integrated Healthcare Project which is the first ever PPP project in the Turkish healthcare sector. In the following interview Huseyin explains why they…

6 Jul 2015

Video Interview: Jonathan First, Head of Loan Syndications, Development Bank of Southern Africa

During our Bonds & Loans Africa event we caught up with Jonathan First, Head of Loan Syndications, Development Bank of Southern Africa. He explains how regulatory changes affecting commercial banks have resulted in a greater reliance on DFIs and IFIs for the funding of infrastructure projects and how DFIs and IFIs are brigning banks and investors into deals by taking first-loss risk.

5 Jun 2015

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