CGFT Press Coverage

CGFT's 'Transparency and Governance of Turkey's Banks' report has been covered widely by the press. Forum’s Director Melsa Ararat has been invited to a TV program on Kanal 24.

Press coverage

 

"Corporate Governance Association" published an interview with Melsa Ararat on "Europe’s Corporate Governance issues and her article on Istanbul Stock Exchange's (ISE) Corporate Governance Index" (April 2008)

Corporate Governance Association dedicated 5 pages of its’ journal to the Corporate Governance conference which took place in the European Parliament on the 20th of February 2007. The conference focused on Corporate Governance issues and challenges faced by the accession countries. Melsa Ararat had participated in the conference and commented on Turkey’s corporate governance reforms which he explained in an article previously published by International Finance Corporation (IFC).

Interview

Ararat-Yurtoglu paper (SSRN)

 

Forbes published Melsa Ararat's opinions in March 2008 issue (March 2008)

Forbes published Melsa Ararat's opinions in March 2008 issue on disclosure practices of ISE listed companies. Melsa Ararat, Director of Sabancı University Corporate Governance Forum, criticized listed companies for not disclosıng the reasons behind voluntary or forced resignations of board members and top executives. She notes that the background of CEO resignations are particularly important for the investors.

Forbes
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Turkish Time published Melsa Ararat's views on Turkish firms' preference to appoint academicians to the board as independent members February 2008 issue. (February 2008)

Melsa Ararat, the director of Sabanci University Corporate Governance Forum, states that board members of some companies in Turkey receive a certain percentage of the net profits for their services.

Turkish Time
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Melsa Ararat was interviewed by the "RiskMetrics Group". (September 2007)

"RiskMetrics Group" talked with Institutional Management experts about the most attractive bazaar for clarify to investor before general assembly of 2007.Interwiev is being distributed to more than 2300 institutional investor, manager of investment fund, hedge fund and manager of retirement.

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Wall Street Journal - Dow Jones Newswire interview can be found here. (August 2007)

 

Turkey's financial transparency improved. (16.05.2007)

According to the research conducted by international rating organization Standard and Poor's and Sabancı University Corporate Governance Forum, the top 5 transparent firms are Akbank, Anadolu Efes, Enka İnşaat, Koç Holding and Turkcell.

Ekonomik Çözüm 
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The rate of improvement in levels of public disclosure has declined. (06.05.2007)

According to the research conducted by international rating organization Standard and Poor's and Sabancı University Corporate Governance Forum, the top 5 transparent firms are Akbank, Anadolu Efes, Enka İnşaat, Koç Holding and Turkcell. Hürses
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Research (06.05.2007)

According to the research conducted by international rating organization Standard and Poor's and Sabancı University Corporate Governance Forum, the top 5 transparent firms are Akbank, Anadolu Efes, Enka İnşaat, Koç Holding and Turkcell. Vatan
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S&P announced Akbank as the most transparent firm. (05.05.2007)

According to the research conducted by international rating organization Standard and Poor's and Sabancı University Corporate Governance Forum, the top 5 transparent firms are Akbank, Anadolu Efes, Enka İnşaat, Koç Holding and Turkcell. Vatan
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Firms are reluctant about transparency (04.05.2007)

According to the research conducted by international rating organization Standard and Poor's and Sabancı University Corporate Governance Forum, the top 5 transparent firms are Akbank, Anadolu Efes, Enka İnşaat, Koç Holding and Turkcell. 
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Turkey's top 5 most transparent firms (04.05.2007)

According to the research conducted by international rating organization Standard and Poor's and Sabancı University Corporate Governance Forum, the top 5 transparent firms are Akbank, Anadolu Efes, Enka İnşaat, Koç Holding and Turkcell.
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Firms are getting transparent but slowly (04.05.2007)

According to the research conducted by international rating organization Standard and Poor's and Sabancı University Corporate Governance Forum, the top 5 transparent firms are Akbank, Anadolu Efes, Enka İnşaat, Koç Holding and Turkcell.
Star
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Standard and Poor's (S&P): Turkish firms’ transparency score has improved (04.05.2007)

According to the research conducted by international rating organization Standard and Poor's and Sabancı University Corporate Governance Forum, the top 5 transparent firms are Akbank, Anadolu Efes, Enka İnşaat, Koç Holding and Turkcell.
Sabah
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Firms are reluctant about transparency (04.05.2007) According to the research conducted by international rating organization Standard and Poor's and Sabancı University Corporate Governance Forum, the top 5 transparent firms are Akbank, Anadolu Efes, Enka İnşaat, Koç Holding and Turkcell.
Referans
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Akbank, Anadolu Efes, Enka, Koç and Turkcell are the most Transparent firms (04.05.2007) According to the research conducted by international rating organization Standard and Poor's and Sabancı University Corporate Governance Forum, the top 5 transparent firms are Akbank, Anadolu Efes, Enka İnşaat, Koç Holding and Turkcell.
Dünya
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Sabancı University and Standart & Poor's announced the results of the Disclosure Study (03.05.2007) According to the research conducted by international rating organization Standard and Poor's and Sabancı University Corporate Governance Forum, the top 5 transparent firms are Akbank, Anadolu Efes, Enka İnşaat, Koç Holding and Turkcell.
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Family has fallen apart while the family firm was being professionalized (22.03.2007)

Ethem Sancak’s insights on “Conversation with Managers” series organized by Sabancı University Faculty of Management and MBA Club.

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Ethem Sancak is sharing his experience about "Institutionalization and Hedef Alliance" with the students of Sabancı University (20.03.2007)

"Conversation with Managers" series organized by Sabancı University Faculty of Management and MBA Club begins on 21 March 2007.

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Ethem Sancak is sharing his experience about "Institutionalization and Hedef Alliance" with the students of Sabancı University (20.03.2007)

"Conversation with Managers" series organized by Sabancı University Faculty of Management and MBA Club begins on 21 March 2007.

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Petkim (01.03.2007) According to the research conducted by international rating organization Standard and Poor's and Sabancı University Corporate Governance Forum, the top 5 transparent firms are Akbank, Anadolu Efes, Enka İnşaat, Koç Holding and Turkcell. Ekovitrin

 

Please click here for special interview with Melsa Ararat on "Institutionalization Special Issue of Gold News". (in Turkish) (January- February 2007)

 

News from the national press in 2006