ISTANBUL, July 21 Goldman Sachs has
signed a preliminary agreement with Socar's Turkey unit to buy a
30 percent stake in the country's largest integrated port for
$250 million, the port's operator said in a statement.
The Petlim port is operated by petrochemicals maker Petkim
and the deal is expected to help Socar's plans to
develop the port to make it largest of the Aegean region.
Talks for the sale had started in February this year. Petkim
and Petlim are controlled by the Turkish branch of Azeri energy
(Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Editing by David Holmes)