A burst of deal-making in Turkey and abroad has seen the Besiktas Group ramp up its shipping interests lately.

In an interview with TradeWinds, managing director Yavuz Kalkavan revealed a string of business cooperations and secondhand deals that have boosted his and his partners’ activities.

That applies both to Besiktas’ fleet of chemical tankers and its ship-repair business, in which the group is, by many measures, the world’s biggest player outside China.