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Turkey receives 5 bids for lottery pre-qualification

Ankara (Reuters) – Turkey’s Privatisation Administration (OIB) said on Monday it received five bids in the pre-qualification stage of a tender for the privatisation of national lottery company Milli Piyango.

The Turkish government’s privatisation process has taken a hit as investors largely stay on the sidelines due to the global financial crisis.

The following are the firms bidding for Milli Piyango in the pre-qualification stage:

1 – Dogan Holding-Lottomatica consortium
2 – Intralot
3 – OPAP S.A.- DAF Research and Development consortium
4 – Austrian Lotteries
5 – Sans Oyunlari Yatirim Holding A.S., owned by Turkcell , Turkey’s biggest mobile-phone operator.