PTT Post Turkey : Information, Tips and Cargo Tracking
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Sunday, November 3, 2019
Last Update : Sunday, November 3, 2019
First of all, PTT is the abbreviation for Postal and Telegraph Organization('Posta ve Telgraf Teskilati' in Turkish)
PTT Corporate Structure
PTT is a state owned company which is owned by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Treasury and Finance in terms of capital while managed by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure in terms of management. The Postal Custody established in 1840 during the Ottoman Empire period has come to our day as PTT with various organization changes. PTT is the only mailing institutions of the Republic of Turkey. Before the internet and smart phones were invented, the institution had a very important place in communication because of letter, phone and telegraph services. Afterwards, telephone services were separated from the company and Turk Telekom company was established. In parallel with the developments in technology, PTT was transformed into a joint stock company in 2013. After the changes of the last ten years, by post office, mail, cargo and banking services, PTT maintains its importance in Turkey.
PTT provides the following services as of 2019, the changes it has undergone for years can make some services new for you:
Postal Services of PTTIf you want to send letters or postcards, only company in Turkey officially working for this purpose is PTT. Even though private cargo companies provide paper transport service, official postal service is provided by PTT. Due to improvements in technology, letters are only used by companies to inform their customers for annual bills in Turkey. The traffic fines written by the police officer are also delivered to you via PTT. Again, notifications made by the state institutions will be delivered to you by PTT. Besides of them, personal usage of letters is about to end in Turkey. So, prepare yourself for it, you will probably not receive good news if you have a letter coming with PTT. The, what about postcards in Turkey? Turkey is not in the habit of sending postcards nowadays. Despite all technological advances, the habit of sending postcards in Europe and America continues; but sending postcards in Turkey almost ended. Postcards are sent only by companies and political parties to remind themselves on special occasions and days like religious and constitutional celebrations.