Speaking the second day of Forum Istanbul, Jean-Patrick Marquet said they want to contribute with TVF to develop financing infrastructure, energy projects and the capital market.

The TVF, of which EBRD is a 10 percent shareholder, is Turkey’s sovereign wealth fund and was established in 2016.

TVF’s mission is to develop Turkey’s strategic assets, grow their value and provide funding for Turkey’s priority investments.

"Turkey is a very large, dynamic, sophisticated economy. But one surprising weakness is the fact that capital markets are relatively shallow," Marquet said.

Noting that one of the EBRD’s major objectives was to increase the number of Turkish companies listing on Borsa Istanbul and on global stock markets, Marquet said the TVF could be the catalyst to effectively bringing forward deeper capital markets.

Anadolu Agency