Turkcell Awarded "The Best IR in Turkey"

Jun 27, 2013, 03:06 ET from Turkcell

ISTANBUL, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Turkcell (NYSE: TKC, ISE: TCELL), the leading technology and communication company in Turkey was selected as 'The Best IR in Turkey' at the annual award ceremony held by IR Magazine in London. On contrary to the candidates applying, the selections of the finalists were determined by a comprehensive research which included interviews from 500 of Europe's highest level analysts and opinion leaders. Within the scope of the award organization this year, 96 companies from 21 countries were candidates for the 'Best' title.

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Having been recognized as Turkey's front-runner company for best practices in investor relations, Turkcell was awarded for its success by IR Magazine being one of the most prestigious media channels of the finance world. At the award ceremony, Turkcell stood out amongst its competitors to become the "Turkey's Best" in investor relations. Accomplishments of companies such as Unilever, Roche, Adidas and BASF were also recognized.

Turkcell Investor and International Media Relations Director Nihat Narin expressed his views on the first place award with the following words: "Today investor relations professionals are the pivotal link between the organizations and the outside world. We are constantly striving to raise the standards of our investor relations. Our aim is still and continues to be the 'best implementer of investor relations practices' by consistently contributing to the capital market. The fact that our work has gained acceptance at international levels and is recognized, and is this widely recognized, provides an outstanding driving force and motivation to do even better."

**IR Magazine (Investors Relations Magazine) was created under the Economist Group, and is run by the Cross Border Limited media company. The company, which has prestigious magazines, websites and research teams in the finance field, is also the organizer of award ceremonies, conferences and activities, especially in the financial centers of the world such as New York, London and Hong Kong.


Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company in Turkey, with 34.9 million subscribers as of March 31, 2013. 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 March 31, 2013. It was one of the first among 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 February 28, 2013, Turkcell's population coverage is at 99.19% in 2G and 84.26% in 3G.  Turkcell reported a TRY2.7 billion (US$1.5 billion) revenue with total assets of TRY18.9 billion (US$10.4 billion) as of March 31, 2013. It has been listed on the NYSE and the ISE since July 2000, and is the only NYSE-listed company in Turkey. Read more at http://www.turkcell.com.tr

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For further information please contact Turkcell

Nihat Narin Director of Investor and International Media Relations Tel: + 90-212-313-1244 Email: nihat.narin@turkcell.com.tr

Asli Tan International Media Relations Manager Tel: + 90-212-313-2682 Email: asli.tan@turkcell.com.tr investor.relations@turkcell.com.tr

SOURCE Turkcell