Turkcell Receives Investor Relations Global Ranking („IRGR“) Award for its Online Annual Report

Istanbul (ots/PRNewswire) –

Turkcell , the leading communications and technology company in
Turkey, has been honored for having the Most Improved Online Annual
Report in Europe by the 2012 Investor Relations Global Rankings

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IRGR’s online annual report ranking evaluation is aimed at
identifying companies with an ability to present their corporate
identity in an energetic and engaging manner. In the initial phase,
117 companies from 23 countries from the North American and the
European regions participated in this year’s IRGR awards, including a
number of the world’s leading multinational organizations. Turkcell
was evaluated in the Europe region, along with other leading European
corporations such as BASF, Bayer, Shell and Philips.

Commenting on the award, Nihat Narin, Head of Investor and
International Media Relations at Turkcell, said: „We are very proud
to have received IRGR awards for the third consecutive year due to
our excellence in Investor Relations practices. We strive to provide
both our company and our shareholders maximum value without
compromising on our principles of transparency, reliability,
accountability, and trustworthiness.“

Mr. Narin continued: „With ongoing changes in the digital world,
it is important to stay connected with our key stakeholders in every
forum. We will continue to enhance our digital communications to
ensure that we sustain best practice IR standards in Europe and in
the US.“

Head of IR Global Rankings, Luar Huber, commented that, „Turkcell
was committed to raising its quality standards in continuously
communicating with the investment community.“


Solid communication with the investment community is a key
priority for investor relations and corporate governance
professionals, once value creation (stock prices) and risk perception
can be managed. The implementation of best practices in communicating
with the capital markets and fair disclosure procedures do help
companies in earning and maintaining investor confidence. The annual
IR Global Rankings and Awards survey is the most comprehensive
auditing and ranking system for IR websites, corporate governance
practices and financial disclosure procedures – a great opportunity
to benchmark IR efforts vis-à-vis peers and industry leaders. Based
on extensive proprietary research of publicly held companies and
investors, and supported by input from independent audit, corporate
governance and legal experts, IR Global Rankings methodology is
highly detailed, transparent and fully accessible to all
participants. The annual IR Global Rankings and Awards have grown
each year since 1999.


Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company in
Turkey, with 34.5 million subscribers and a market share of
approximately 53% based on December 31, 2011 results (since the
Authority has not disclosed subscriber market shares for Q1 2012).
Turkcell is a leading regional player, with market leadership in five
of the nine countries in which it operates with its approximately
65.3 million subscribers as of March 31, 2012. The company covers
approximately 88% of the Turkish population through its 3G and 99.13%
through its 2G technology supported network. It has become one of the
first among the global operators to have implemented HSDPA+ and
achieved a 43.2 Mbps speed using the HSPA multi carrier solution.
Turkcell reported a TRY2.4 billion (US$1.3 billion) net revenue with
total assets of TRY17.2 billion (US$9.7 billion) as of March 31,
2012. It has been listed on the NYSE and the ISE since July 2000, and
is the only NYSE-listed company in Turkey.

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

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