A Turkish businessman is eager to buy at least three Greek islands which were put to sale due to economic crisis in this country.
Fiyapi's Executive Board Chairman Fikret Inan is planning to purchase at least three of six Greek islands put up for sale, and to set up a company in Greece in order to buy the islands in case of any obstacle he may face during the purchasing process.
"I will implement a hotel and villa project in a Greek island, similar to a project I am planning to implement in 400,000-square meter Garip Ada I have purchased in Dikili (Aegean town) worth 35 million USD," Inan told AA correspondent on Tuesday.
The islands Inan is willing to buy are each close to Italy, Greece and Turkey.
"We have not notified anything official that the islands will not be sold to Turks. They may have reservations, and they told us that they can sell them and negotiations will continue," Inan said.
Inan said he would establish a company in Greece and buy the islands through that company.
"If we are able to fulfil this project, we can establish a bridge between Turkey and Greece," Inan said.
Inan said the price of Greek islands was ranging between 3 million and 20 million Euro, and he had allocated 20 million Euro to purchase three islands and 80 million Euro more to construct facilities on those islands.
The six islands on sale are Lihnari, Kaltsonisi, Amorgos, Kardiotissa, Nafsika and Vouvalo.
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 05 Temmuz 2011, 13:49