Turkey: COVID-19 Credit Line Project (AIIB-000381)

  • Turkey
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 1, 2020
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TSKB, Meral Murathan
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  • Education and Health
  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 500.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 500.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Jun 29, 2020

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Project Description

According to project documents, this proposed Turkey COVID-19 Credit Line Project would provide sovereign-backed short-term credit lines to two of Turkey's development banks and existing AIIB Clients, Turkiye Sinai Kalkinma Bankasi (TSKB) and Turkiye Kalkinma ve Yatirim Bankasi (TKYB) to alleviate liquidity constraints faced by infrastructure-related companies, mid-caps and Small and Medium Enterprises serving the transport, energy, water, sustainable cities (including healthcare), information and communications technology, and eligible other productive sectors.

This project will be processed under the AIIB's COVID-19 Recovery Facility, a framework designed to assist members in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. These credit lines will not be used for infrastructure project finance, already covered in existing AIIB Projects TSKB Sustainable Energy and Infrastructure On-lending Facility (2018) and TKYB Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency On-Lending Facility (2019).

The expected date of board review is May 2020.

Investment Description
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
Contact Information


Stefan Shin / Project Team Leader and Principal Investment Officer / stefen.shin@aiib.org

Francisco Fortuny / Project Team Leader and Private Sector Operations Specialist / fj.fortuny@aiib.org




Meral Murathan /  Executive Vice President, Financial Institutions & Investor Relations and Development Finance Institutions




Özlem Cinemre / Executive Vice President, Treasury & Financial Institutions




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