Halkbank Q1 net profit falls 26 percent, beats expectations

ISTANBUL, April 29 Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:07am EDT

ISTANBUL, April 29 (Reuters) - Turkish lender Halkbank's net profit fell 26 percent in the first quarter to 530.4 million lira ($250 million), the bank said in a filing to the Istanbul stock exchange, exceeding a Reuters poll forecast of 514.4 million lira. ($1 = 2.1256 Turkish Liras) (Reporting by Ebru Tuncay; Editing by Daren Butler)