State capitalism: Funding of Istanbul’s mega projects to be guaranteed by the State…*

*An anonymous commenter: “This is not state capitalism in the usual sense. It is a highly flawed and risky way to use the sovereign guarantee. Since the beneficiary will be just one city (not even the capital) it is obviously completely inappropriate as well as dangerous.”

Turkey smooths way for mega-projects   State guarantees increased so Treasury can assume companies? debt for public infrastructure projects worth more than TL1bn ($470m)

Bosporus Strait and Istanbul, Turkey
Bosporus Strait and Istanbul, Turkey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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