August 22, 2013 10.36 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul

The Savings Deposit Insurance Fund of Turkey (TMSF) is understood to be close to initiating a tender for the sale of Digitürk.
According to local and agency reports, the TMSF and Çukurova Holding are in fact looking at several options, including a direct sale or a tender.
The TMSF took control of Digitürk and several other assets belonging to the financially troubled Çukurova Holding back in May.
Since then, it has sold two TV interests – Show TV and Sky 360 TV – to Ciner and a consortium composed of the Turkish companies Kolin, Limak and Cengiz, in the former instance for TRY402 million (€153 million).

Digitürk has already attracted interest from a number of companies including Türk Telekom and D-smart.