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Banking forms an integral part of the financial service sector in Turkey. In fact, as of September 2006, 88.2% of the total financial sector was under banking. Most State banks were established to finance a particular industry such as agriculture while private banks focus on the large industrial groups and holdings.  As of January 2008, there are a total of 46 banks operating with 7480 branches in Turkey and 50 branches abroad.

Some of the key international banks founded in Turkey include:

International banks with branches in Turkey include:

State-owned commercial banks include:

For a complete listing of all banks in Turkey, click here:

Update 12/06/2014


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