DenizBank A. Ş. (Deniz meaning Sea in Turkish) is a private bank in Turkey controlled 99.79% by the French - Belgian bank Dexia since May 2006. At 8 June 2012, Sberbank, a leading Russian Bank, announced to acquire DenizBank shares from Dexia. The acquisition is completed by September 2012. Since September 2012, DenizBank is controlled by Sberbank.