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FreeMove Alliance Expands its European Footprint With Turkcell

October 19, 2010

ISTANBUL, October 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Turkcell (NYSE:TKC,
ISE: TCELL), the leading communications and technology company in Turkey, has
joined the FreeMove Alliance the mobile telecommunications alliance between
Deutsche Telekom Group, Orange France Telecom Group, TeliaSonera and TIM
(Telecom Italia Group) as a partner. This move will further add to the
alliance’s offering to the multinational market by strengthening its foothold
in Turkey, one of Europe’s key business markets.

With 62 million subscribers across eight countries, Turkcell is the third
largest operator in Europe in terms of subscriber numbers, supporting a
growing number of multinational clients in telecommunication management. With
this partnership, FreeMove now spans 36 countries across Europe, as well as
the USA and Brazil.

Emre Sayin, Chief Corporate Business Officer, Turkcell said: “We are
proud to become a partner of the FreeMove Alliance as together we represent
an established and successful international alliance and operator group
offering seamless solutions to multi-national customers. This partnership
will give us the edge over our competitors as we now have the ability to
greatly increase our international presence giving our clients an extension
of the Turkcell benefits . We look forward to being a part of the alliance to
give our customers benefits such as harmonized offers, predictability, good
value for money and managed services and working with Deutsche Telekom Group,
Orange France Telecom Group, TeliaSonera and TIM.”

About Turkcell

Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company in Turkey
with 33.9 million postpaid and prepaid customers and a market share of
approximately 55% as of June 30, 2010 (Source: Operators’ announcements).
Turkcell provides high quality data and voice services to approximately 80%
of the Turkish population through its 3G technology supported network and to
99.05% of the Turkish population through its 2G technology supported
network.. Turkcell reported TRY 2.2 billion ($ 1.5 billion) net revenue for
the period ended June 30, 2010 and its total assets reached TRY 14.0 billion
($ 8.9 billion) as of June 30, 2010. Turkcell has become one of the first
operators among the global operators to have implemented HSDPA+ and to reach
to 42.2 Mbps speed with HSPA multi carrier solution. Turkcell is a leading
regional player and has interests in international mobile operations in
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Northern Cyprus and
Ukraine which, together with its Turkish operations, had approximately 62.0
million subscribers as of June 30, 2010. Turkcell has been listed on the NYSE
and the ISE since July 2000 and is the only NYSE-listed company in Turkey and
is among the top 15% of companies listed on NYSE by its size as of April
2010
. 51.00% of Turkcell’s share capital is held by Turkcell Holding, 0.05%
by Cukurova Holding, 13.07% by Sonera Holding, 2.32% by M.V. Group and 0.01%
by others while the remaining 33.55% is free float. Read more at
http://www.turkcell.com.tr/en

About FreeMove

FreeMove is a mobile telecommunications alliance between Deutsche Telekom
Group, Orange France Telecom Group, TeliaSonera and TIM (Telecom Italia
Group). It was founded in 2003 and is committed to providing customers with
seamless access to mobility services without complexity, particularly in the
multinational market, FreeMove currently spans 36 countries across Europe,
the USA and Brazil. Further information about the FreeMove alliance can be
found on its website, http://www.freemovealliance.com

    For further information please contact Turkcell
    Nihat Narin, Investor and International Media Relations
    Tel: +90-212-313-1244
    Email: nihat.narin@turkcell.com.tr
    investor.relations@turkcell.com.tr

http://www.turkcell.com.tr

SOURCE Turkcell


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