When it comes to banking sector opening hours, the opening hours of most banks in the country are almost the same, in certain conditions, it may vary. Turkish banks are following global banking working hours. The Turkish banks do not work in officially declared holidays and the bank also does not open on bank holidays.
We have briefly described bank opening hours in Turkey. It’s an absolute guideline about bank opening hours in Turkey.
In general, the opening hours in banking sector starts from 8: 30 or 9.00 pm and closed between 5.00 pm to 5: 30 pm. Many banks provide 24-hour accessible internet banking services in English, and they also provide telephone bank services which may vary from 24 hours to less.
There is an hour lunch break between 12 pm to 1:30 pm. So, banks do not work for this hour.
Banks are open from Monday to Friday and closed on Saturday and Sunday as a weekend holiday.
Banks are closed on public holidays, declared by turkey government officially. New year day, youth and sports day, children day, victory day, republic day, Eid ul Azah, and Eid ul filter all have been declared as a public holiday.
Here we have listed the top ten turkey banks opening hours, which shows little variation but the majority open at 8:30 to 5:00 pm
Vakifbank working hours: 9: 30 pm to 17:30
Garanti Bank working hours: 9.00pm to 17:00pm
Ziraat bank working hours: 9.00pm to 17:00pm
Halkbank working hours: 9.00 to 5.00 pm
Akbank working hours: 09:00 to 17:00pm
Denizbank working hours: 9.00 to 17:00
Yapı Kredi Bank working hours: 9.00 to 5.00 pm
Iş Bankası working hours: 9.00 t0 17.00 pm
Finansbank working hours: 9.00 to 5.00 pm
Türk Ekonomi Bankasi working hours: 9.00 to 17.00
The Branches are open for banking facilities on below mentioned time
Monday 09:00 to 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 to 17.00
Wednesday 09:00 to 16.30
Thursday 10:00 to 16:30
Friday 09:00 to 16:30
It has been mentioned by them clearly that global banking, customer contact center, head office, and London branches do not open on Saturday, and all the transaction enter on Saturday will proceed in on next business day in Turkey.
In Turkey, ATM services are available all the time and everywhere. Turkey has one of the largest ATM networks. Automated teller machines are everywhere in Turkish cities, airports, and even in most small towns.
Did Turkey Bank Opening Hours Affected by The Current Pandemic Situation?
Well, absolutely not. All banking sector has been following normal working hours. But there have been strict instructions and precautions which the banking sector has to follow. The turkey government strongly decided to keep the economy on track. Recently they decided to extend their major economic activities again.
“The Turkish Banking Association (TBB) on Thursday announced a set of recommendations for lenders to revive business activity amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.”