Established in 1984 as Adabank A.Ş., Dünya Katılım Bankası A.Ş. officially embarked on its banking activities in 1985. The ownership rights, management, and supervision of Adabank A.Ş. were transferred to the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (SDIF) by the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BRSA) on July 25, 2003. The SDIF's 96.6% stake in Adabank A.Ş. was offered for sale through a competitive tender, initiating the sales process upon the publication of the official announcement in the Official Gazette. Following the auction, the decision was made to transfer the shares of Adabank A.Ş. to AHL Ahlatcı Finansal Yönetim A.Ş. The transformation of Adabank A.Ş. into a participation bank was approved by the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency on November 23, 2023, according to decision number 10729. This decision came into effect upon its publication in the Official Gazette on November 28, 2023, with issue number 32383.

As of December 26, 2023, the operations continue under the name Dünya Katılım Bankası A.Ş.


Ahlatcı Holding


Ahlatcı Holding operates in seven diverse sectors, including finance, foreign exchange, banking, precious metals, energy, defense industry, nanotechnology, health, automotive, and real estate. With 49 companies and 5100 employees, the holding is a significant player in the market. Two of its companies, Ahlatcı Doğal Gaz Dağıtım Enerji ve Yatırım A.Ş. and Enerya Enerji A.Ş., are publicly traded, with their shares listed on Borsa Istanbul.

Ahlatcı Holding has consistently led the gold production and export sector in Turkey in 2019, 2022, and 2023. As a major producer in the jewelry and gold sectors, its primary areas of focus, the holding holds a prominent position in the Turkish domestic market.