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Turkcell: Leading Turkey by far in 3G Download Speed at 11.9 Mbps

May 10, 2012

ISTANBUL, May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Turkcell (NYSE: TKC, ISE: TCELL), the leading communications and technology company,
is delighted to announce that based on the 3G speed test run by PCNet; a technology
magazine in Turkey, Turkcell is by far the leader in 3G download speed at 11.9 Mbps on
average.

A PCNet reporter flew 5,624 kilometers to run 2,136 3G speed tests at 59 points in 9
cities, representing 7 regions of Turkey. Turkcell, with an average 3G download speed 3
times greater than the other players in the market, has been by far the leader at both
data download and upload speed. Out of nine cities where the tests were run, Istanbul has
seen the highest 3G download speed of 14.05 Mbps and Gaziantep the lowest of 9.12 Mbps on
the Turkcell network.

In evaluating the results, Turkcell CEO Sureyya Ciliv commented: “I am proud that
after independent studies conducted by P3 Communications, Iris Telecommunications,
Ericsson and INSEAD and the World Economic Forum; the PCNet study too, has proven the
supremacy of Turkcell’s network quality. The PCNet study confirms that Turkcell provides
by far the fastest 3G services in Turkey, with data download speeds of 11.9 Mbps on
average, three times faster than other players in the market. Our subsidiary Turkcell
Superonline also offers fiber internet services at a speed of up to 1,000 Mbps. We are
proud to deliver the fastest and best quality service that ranks Turkey among those
countries with the best coverage and highest speed data download rates*. In this
competitive market, we will continue to differentiate Turkcell with the quality of our
network and innovative products and services.”

* Independent companies and institutions such as P3 Communications, Iris
Telecommunications, Ericsson, and INSEAD together with the World Economic Forum, have
generated studies and reports confirming that Turkcell’s network quality and mobile
internet speed are recognized globally.

ABOUT TURKCELL

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. Read more at http://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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