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Women catch up with men in Turkish banks

1 August 2009, Saturday /TODAY'S ZAMAN WITH WIRES
The total number of female employees in Turkey's banks increased to 84,961 in June from 82,154 in the same month of 2008, equaling the number of male workers, a recently released Turkish Banks Association (TBB) report has shown.

According to TBB data, as of June 2009, some 50 percent of bank employees in Turkey were female, with female employees constituting 38 percent of the total employees in state-owned banks, 55 percent in private banks, 55 percent in foreign banks and 32 percent in development and investment banks. Also four of some 49 banks operating in the market have female general managers. These banks are HSBC, Citibank, Tekstilbank and Şekerbank.

The Milliyet daily on Friday published data from studies conducted by Şemsa Özar of Boğaziçi University which stated that the total number of female workers in Turkey's largest bank, Ziraat Bankası, had remained the same over the past 10 years, while Halkbank and Vakıbank, other large public banks, have seen a considerable increase in female staff. Female employees constituted 28 percent of the total workers in Ziraat Bankası branches 10 years ago, and this number was the same in TBB's latest data. Female workers accounted for 41 percent of Vakıfbank employees, while 49 percent of Halkbank's employees were female, as of June 2009.

 
 
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