May 2019



The purpose of the European Card Payment Association (ECPA) is to represent the interests of its members in discussions concerning EU regulation that impacts the use and / or users of payment cards or similar payment instruments, including measures intended to promote the creation of a single European market for card payments.In May 2019 BKM, the Interbank Card Center in Turkey, became a Business Associate in the European Card Payment Association. 


June 2016


European ATM Security Team (EAST)

June 2012


Aiming to be pre-informed about EMVCo EMV Contracts, drafts, upcoming user meetings and revisions and to follow the developments closely, BKM has subscribed to EMVCo platform. EMVCo subscription offers the opportunity to contact EMVCo directly for notification and guidance regarding technical issues. EMV is the body of rules related to the standardization of credit card and bank card transactions performed via chips worldwide.

Established by Europay, MasterCard and Visa in 1994, EMVCo works for the purpose of creation and proliferation of EMW standards since the year it was established. In 2004, JCB became a member of this organization. American Express became a member in 2009.