Turkey's Ziraat applies to issue 500 mln lira bill

ISTANBUL, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Turkey's largest state lender Ziraat Bank said on Wednesday it had applied to the Capital Markets Board and Istanbul Stock Exchange to issue a 500 million lira ($279 million) 179-day bill with an additional option of 300 million lira.

Ziraat made the statement to the Istanbul Stock Echange. ($1 = 1.7920 Turkish liras) (Writing by Seltem Iyigun)

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