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The Council of Banks Associations of the Turkic States was established

The Council of Banks Associations of the Turkic States was established

04.11.2022

The Council of Banks Associations of the Turkic States (CBATS) was established at a signing ceremony hosted by the Banks Association of Türkiye in Istanbul. Mehmet Ali Akben, Chairman of the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency, Alpaslan Çakar, Chairman of the Banks Association of Türkiye, Osman Çelik, Chairman of the Board of the Participation Banks Association of Türkiye, and the heads of bank associations of the Turkish States Organization Member countries attended the ceremony.

After the agreement, Alpaslan Çakar was elected as the first Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Council, at its first meeting. Zakir Nuriyev, Chairman of the Board of the Azerbaijan Banks Association, was elected as the Deputy Chairman.

President Çakar thanked the members of the Council and stated that they would make every effort to further develop their cooperation with the member states. Members agreed on developing correspondent relations, elaborating on technology and payment systems among banking sectors. 

Next meeting will be decided whether to be held in Azerbaijan or Uzbekistan in 2023.
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The Banks Association of Türkiye held a reception event at the IMF-WB Meetings

The Banks Association of Türkiye held a reception event at the IMF-WB Meetings

17.10.2022

A reception dinner was held by the Banks Association of Türkiye on the occasion of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Annual Meetings, representing the Turkish banking sector in Washington DC. 

Event was hosted by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Alpaslan Çakar. Treasury and Finance Minister of Türkiye  Nureddin Nebati, Türkiye's Ambassador to Washington D.C. Hasan Murat Mercan, senior bureaucrats from many countries, representatives from international financial institutions and bankers attended to the reception.
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Chairman Çakar delivered the openning speech at the World Union of Arab Bankers Awards

Chairman Çakar delivered the openning speech at the World Union of Arab Bankers Awards

22.09.2022

The Chairman of the Board of the Banks Association of Türkiye, Mr. Alpaslan Çakar made the opening speech at the World Arab Bankers Association Bankers Award Ceremony. In his speech, Mr. Çakar expressed his satisfaction that the annual ceremony was held in Istanbul. He said to support the strengthening of cooperation between countries, sectors and the Unions.

Sheikh Mohammed Alsabbah, Honorary President of the World Arab Bankers Association, and Secretary General Dr. Wissam Fattouh presented a plaque to Mr. Alpaslan Çakar.

At the ceremony, Secretary General of the Banks Association of Turkey Dr. Ekrem Keskin was also given an award for his contributions for the development of Turkish-Arab banking sector relations.

During the night, 40 Arab and Turkish bankers were awarded for their achievements in various categories.
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The Banks Association of Türkiye hosted the 53rd Meeting of the EBF Associate Members

The Banks Association of Türkiye hosted the 53rd Meeting of the EBF Associate Members

31.05.2022

European Banking Federation's 53rd Associate Meeting was hosted in Istanbul by the Banks Association of Türkiye (BAT). The meeting was opened by the Chairman of the Executive Committee, Christian Ossig's speech. Representatives of the BAT presented the Turkish banking sector to the participants.

During the meeting, presentations were made on topics such as sustainability, Basel III/IV, financial literacy, the impact of the war in Ukraine on the economy and good banking practices in the countries, and the evaluations of the participants were taken throughout the sittings.

The European Banking Federation has members of 32 national Banking Associations from European countries. 3,500 banks are represented by these associations.
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65th General Assembly Meeting of the Banks Association of Turkey was held

65th General Assembly Meeting of the Banks Association of Turkey was held

30.05.2022

65th General Assembly Meeting of the Banks Association of Türkiye (BAT), was organized with the presence of Minister of Treasury and Finance Dr. Nureddin Nebati. In the opening part of the meeting, the BAT Chairman of the Board Mr. Alpaslan Çakar, Chairman of the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency Mr. Mehmet Ali Akben, Minister Dr. Nureddin Nebati delivered their speeches.

In the General Assembly part of the meeting, which was held with the participation of member banks, the annual report and the budget for the 2022-2023 period were discussed. After this session, an election was held where the members of the Board of Directors and Auditors of the Association was determined.

Please click on the link to access the speech and presentation of Mr. Çakar, Chairman of the Board of Directors of TBB.

Please click on the link to access the video recordings of the speeches made in the opening part of the meeting.

Please click on the link to access the results of the 65th General Assembly Elections.
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