In the first half of the nineteenth century, and during the era of the Ottoman Empire, foreign banks and banks began to provide their services within the imperial lands. Accordingly, Ahmed Shafiq Medhat Pasha decided in the year 1863 that the National Funds were established.
With the regular and good work done by these funds and providing their services to all citizens in all parts of the Ottoman Empire, on August 15, 1888, a modern financial system was formed under the name of the Agricultural Bank “Ziraat”, and during the First World War and the occupation of most of the lands of the Ottoman Empire by the Allied forces The city of Izmir was occupied by the Greeks and they moved the main center of the Agricultural Bank to Izmir, but in 1920, after the establishment of the Turkish Supreme National Council (House of Representatives), all branches of the Agricultural Bank were attached to the main branch located in the capital, Ankara, and in 1922 the Istanbul branches were also attached And Izmir has the main center in Ankara, and the bank currently owns more than 4163 ATMs and more than 1545 branches throughout Turkey and includes about 24,374 thousand employees, as well as providing electronic branches service on the Internet, a call center and banking services through smart phones. The bank includes within its group companies the following local finances:
Agricultural for retirement - agricultural for leasing - agricultural portfolio for financial - agricultural insurance - agricultural for technology - agricultural for participation and local companies
The Agricultural Bank also has branches outside Turkey, such as the New York branch, London, Bulgaria, Georgia, Baghdad, Erbil, the Turkish Republic of Cyprus, the Athens branch, Rhodes, Jeddah, Pristina and Tehran:
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The bank provides all kinds of banking services, whether to individuals or institutions, such as deposits, investments, loans and credit cards.