How many employees does Ziraat Bank have?

As of 30 September 2019, the Bank has 24,380 employees.​

How many branches does Ziraat Bank have?

As of 30 September 2019, the Bank has 1,739 domestic branches. Ziraat Bank has a wide foreign network in 18 countries with 103 service points including 24 foreign branches, 1 representative office and 9 international subsidiary banks.​

What are the vision, mission and strategies of Ziraat Bank?

Our Vision

To be a bank that is universal, respected and has high market value; a bank that provides extensive, reliable service everywhere in Turkey and the world at the same quality, and meets the needs of every segment; a bank that sees human resources as its most valuable asset; a bank that continuously makes a difference and creates value in a way that befits its deep-rooted past; a bank that promises more from a bank at every stage and serves as a model for its competitors.

Our Mission

To be a bank that understands customer needs and expectations, thereby offering them the best solutions and value recommendations from the most appropriate channel; a bank that brings to every segment of society a wide range of products and services in the fastest, most effective way through its extensive network of branches and alternative distribution channels; a bank that operates with profitability and productivity at global standards by recognizes its ethical values and social responsibility; a bank that holds customer satisfaction to be more important than anything else.

Our Strategies

Banking for Everyone

  • To be a “Morale Bank” that derives satisfaction and happiness from working with its customers,
  • To provide universal service at the same high level of quality everywhere in the world,
  • To manage its agricultural – especially industrial agricultural- financing more effectively,
  • To ensure organic growth in the local and global distribution network.

Effective Banking

  • To ensure the optimization of sectoral distribution in the portfolio of the corporate customer,
  • To proactively manage credit quality through more effective credit processes,
  • To ensure effective business and cost management.

Global Player

  • To increase the market share in foreign trade transactions,
  • To provide global level value to customers,
  • To more effectively integrate with the international financial environment,
  • To be in the markets of North Africa, the Middle East, the Gulf Region and the Far East.

What is the ownership structure of Ziraat Bank?

Ziraat Bank’s sole shareholder is Turkish Wealth Fund.

What is the capital structure of Ziraat Bank?

The Bank’s capital is TRY 6,100,000,000. The capital involves 6,100,000,000 registered shares with a value of TRY 1 each. The Bank’s sole shareholder is Turkish Wealth Fund.

When is the General Assembly Meeting held?

The Ordinary General Assembly Meeting is held once a year, within the three months following the end of bank’s accounting period.

Who are the Members of the Board of Directors?

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When was Ziraat Bank established?

Midhat Pasha, governor of Niš; a city in the former Yugoslavia which was Ottoman territory at the time, instituted successful projects in various areas while also closely observing the hardships experienced by farmers. He concluded from his research that organization in this area was imperative because farmers needed to be saved from the clutches of usurers through state aid, but it was important that this aid be strengthened by a popular movement. Thus, in 1863; using a fund collected by farmers, and with the leadership of Midhat Pasha; an organization called "Homeland Funds" came into being which was founded by and under the auspices of the state, going down in history as the first example of national banking.

On August 15, 1888 the modern financial institution Ziraat Bank was officially established to undertake the operations of the Benefit Funds. As of that date the Benefit Funds started to function as branches of Ziraat Bank. The benefit shares that had formed the financial resource of the Benefit Funds were transferred to the bank, and subsequent shares counted toward the bank's capital.

How can I access Ziraat Bank’s articles of association and its annual reports?

The Articles of Association and annual reports can be reached at “The Articles of Association and annual reports can be reached at Ziraat Investor Relations page.” page.