Turkey's Anadolu to start talks to sell Alternatif Bank stake

ISTANBUL Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:21am EST

ISTANBUL Dec 24 (Reuters) - Turkey's Anadolu Holding will start talks to sell its stake in Turkish Alternatif Bank to Commercial Bank of Qatar, Alternatif said in a statement on Monday.

Anadolu Holding directly owns a 77.7 percent stake in Alternatif, while 4.16 percent stake is traded publicly on the Istanbul Stock Exchange.

(Writing by Ece Toksabay; Editing by Helen Massy-Beresford)