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Turk Telekom still wants Digiturk

March 24, 2014

By Chris Forrester

Türk Telekom is still reportedly interested in digital pay-TV operator Digiturk. Back in July last year Türk Telekom submitted a non-binding offer to buy a 53 per cent stake of Digiturk, one of 12 companies of the Çukurova group that had been seized by Turkey’s state-run Savings Deposit and Insurance Fund (TMSF).However, Çukurova had said it found the offer inadequate.

Türk Telekom CEO Rami Aslan, who took the helm four months ago, said broadcasting content was very important for Türk Telekom and that Digiturk was one of the platforms offering the best content.“It can be bought at the right price of course,” he told the Turkish media..

When asked whether Türk Telekom would participate in a tender that would be held for the Digiturk sale, Aslan said it was too early to answer as the firm needed to examine the tender conditions.Some media reports had claimed the TMSF was considering selling Digiturk in a tender.

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