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PTT (Turkey)

Industry Postal services
Founded October 23, 1840 (1840-10-23)
Headquarters Ankara, Turkey
Revenue 1.788 billion
Grand Post Office building in Istanbul celebrating the 174th anniversary of foundation.

Ptt, abbreviation for Turkish: Posta Telgraf Telefon). After the privatization of the telephone telecommunications service business, the directorate was renamed, keeping its acronym. It is headquartered in Ankara. Its known as TURKISH POST internationally.


On October 23, 1840, Turkish: Posta Telgraf Teşkilatı). Thus the former acronym PTT is kept.[1]


The organization consists of

Board of Directors
Director General
4 Deputy directors general
17 departments
Provincial directorates

and some auxiliary units.

The total number of postal offices all over Turkey is about 5,000 as of 2011.

Service figures

In 2011 [2]

  • Accepted domestic post items: 993 million
  • Accepted foreign post items: 15 million
  • Check money orders: 38 million (total value TUL 58 billion)
  • Accepted telegrams: 1,547,000
  • Total revenue: TUL 1.788 billion

Service quality

Ptt runs for the ever-growing quality and efficiency with the fully modernized technology. It owns an ISO-9000 Quality Certificate.

The international outbound mail leaves the country within max. 3 days from UPİM (Uluslararası Posta İşleme Merkezi – International Mail Processing Center at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport (main hub). The most of the mail bags are transported by the state-owned Turkish Airlines (actually 219 destinations). UPİM gives the information on the items sent like the Carrier name, Flight no. and Mail bag no. the item included when the detailed info needed domestically. EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) is provided whenever available.

UPİM distributes inbound mail to the regional processing facilities in Istanbul within max. two days. They deliver the mail to the final destination in two days mostly.

Ptt’s latest intelligent building with the mail processing systems from Japan (AVPİM & AVKİM – European-side Mail and Cargo Processing Center, Hadımköy/Istanbul) will be at service soon.

See also


  1. ^ Official PTT page
  2. ^ PTT Statistics

External links

  • Ptt International Relations Dept. (Turkish)
  • TURKISH POST (Ptt) from the Blog "Post & Mail"
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