A First in Turkey, 'Turkcell Investor Relations' Becomes a Course at Bahcesehir University

ISTANBUL, Turkey, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Turkcell (NYSE: TKC, ISE: TCELL), Turkey's leading communications and technology company Turkcell has announced a new initiative, the first Investor Relation Strategies and Implementation course, offered to students at Bahcesehir University CO-OP which aims to give valuable insights about the nature and importance of the business to leading corporate companies. This enables the students to realize the new business opportunities and gives way to prospective fields of search when it comes to employment.

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Through the Investor Relations course, Turkcell has dedicated its profound employees to the development of new business areas which was not covered among the Turkish Universities. The students had a chance to explore basic principles and implementation of core strategies through a fourteen week program in the fall of 2012-2013.

Having been recognized as Turkey's front-runner company for best practice in investor relations and steadily awarded by the world's most prestigious institutions, the course examines the role of investor relations, its purpose within specific organizations, the appropriate financial regulations, brokerage and security considerations as well as the ethical considerations. The topics were supported with best practices implemented by Turkcell and the students learned how to successfully plan and manage an investor relations strategy.

Commenting on the successfully course, Nihat Narin, Head of Investor and International Media Relations at Turkcell, said: "Turkish Capital Markets are developing impressively and Istanbul is on its way to becoming a global financial center. Today investor relations professionals are the pivotal link between their organization and the outside world. Turkcell, as the only Turkish company listed on both the IMKB and NYSE that continues to contribute to the capital markets with its practices. We are proud to be part of Bahcesehir University's Cooperative Education, an innovative program presenting the key growth areas for the professions of the future."

Mr. Narin's comments were followed by, Bahcesehir University the Dean of the Faculty of Communication, Prof. Dr. Haluk Gurgen who stated that: "By combining theory with real-world practice, the cooperative education program empowers our students with the critical knowledge and the skills necessary to take the first step in their career. Our cooperation with Turkcell has positioned us as a unique institution that values its students and who works to contribute to the strengthening of the Turkish education system.'’

Turkcell will not only continue its efforts in the fields of education but will also provide solutions through its cutting edge technology to help spread the latest information to all universities across Turkey.  

ABOUT TURKCELL

Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company in Turkey, with 35.1 million subscribers as of December 31, 2012. Turkcell is a leading regional player, with market leadership in five of the nine countries in which it operates with its approximately 69.2 million subscribers as of December 31, 2012. It has become one of the first among the global operators to have implemented HSPA+. It has achieved up to 43.2 Mbps speed using the Dual Carrier technology, and is continuously working to provide the latest technology to its customers, e.g. 84 Mbps in the near future. Turkcell Superonline, a wholly owned subsidiary of Turkcell, is the one and only telecom operator to offer households fiber broadband connection at speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps in Turkey. As of December 31, 2012, Turkcell population coverage is at 99.17% in 2G and 84.02% in 3G.  Turkcell reported a TRY10.5 billion (US$5.9 billion) revenue with total assets of TRY18.7 billion (US$10.5 billion) as of December 31, 2012. It has been listed on the NYSE and the ISE since July 2000, and is the only NYSE-listed company in Turkey. Read more athttp://www.turkcell.com.tr

You can now follow the most up-to-date Turkcell developments on twitter by clicking on the link below.

http://twitter.com/TurkcellNews

For further information please contact Turkcell

Nihat Narin
Division Head of Investor and International
Media Relations
Tel: +90-212-313-1244
Email: nihat.narin@turkcell.com.tr
Banu Uzgur
International Media Relations Manager
Tel: +90-212-313-1506
Email: banu.uzgur@turkcell.com.tr
investor.relations@turkcell.com.tr


SOURCE Turkcell




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