PTT, abbreviation for Turkish: Posta Telgraf Teşkilatı, is the national post and telegraph directorate of Turkey. Formerly, the organization was named (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.
In 1840 Ottoman Ministry of Posts was established. In 1855 first telegraph service and in 1909 first telephone service were put into use. In the same year the name of the ministry was changed to Posts, Telegraph and Telephone (PTT for short) a name which was used for 86 years. After Turkish Republic replaced the Ottoman Empire in 1923, the ministry became a general directorate of the Republic. In 1995 the telephone and other telecominication services were transferred to newly founded Turk Telecom (which was soon privatized). Accordingly, the directorate was renamed as "Organization of Post and Telegraph" (Turkish: Posta Telgraf Teşkilatı). Thus the former acronym PTT is kept.
The organization consists of
- Bord of Directors
- Director General
- 4 Deputy directors general
- 17 departments
- Provencial 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 
- 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
See also 
- Istanbul Main Post Office, built between 1905-1909
- Istanbul Postal Museum, 2000 established in the Istanbul Main Post Office building
- Turkish Postal Service Law of 1930