July 22, 2011

Turkcell’s Annual Report Voted ‘Best in World’ in Telecoms Sector

ISTANBUL, Turkey, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Turkcell (NYSE: TKC, ISE: TCELL), the leading communications and technology company Turkcell, is delighted to announce that its 2010 Annual Report has been voted "best annual report in the world" in the telecoms sector by the League of American Communications Professionals LLC (LACP), one of the world's most prestigious public relations platforms. Separately, the report has received the "Gold" award worldwide in the "Best Narrative" category, and the "Platinum" award in the EMEA region.

In evaluating the award, Division Head of Turkcell's Investor and International Media Relations, Nihat Narin commented that, "We strive to provide both our company and our shareholders with maximum value, without compromising our principles of transparency, reliability, accountability, and trustworthiness. We feel pride on behalf of the entire Turkcell family in the international success garnered by our 2010 Annual Report, and congratulate everyone who contributed for their efforts".

LACP jury members, who evaluated around 5,000 entries, awarded Turkcell's report 99 points out of 100. In evaluating their decision they stressed that while the annual report had received praise for its modern design, the "Get More out of Life with Turkcell" concept, in its expression and visuals was greatly liked.

Following the first place ranking of Turkcell's Annual Report in the telecoms sector was China Telecom in second, Hutchinson Telecom and Batelco in third, and Rogers Communication in fourth place.

About the League of American Communications Professionals LLC (LACP)

The organization was established in the USA in 2001 to evaluate the best implementation, examples of corporate communication and to analyze its activities. Thousands of large corporations applies with their reports to LACP every year, which in the space of 10 years has become one of the most comprehensive report evaluating organizations in the world. The organization has evaluated over 18,000 reports to date.

About Turkcell

Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company in Turkey with 33.1 million subscribers and a market share of approximately 54% as of March 31, 2011 (Source: Operator's announcements). Turkcell is a leading regional player, with market leadership in five of the nine countries in which it operates with its approximately 60.4 million subscribers as of March 31, 2011. The company covers approximately 83% of the Turkish population through its 3G and 99.07% through its 2G technology supported network. It has become one of the first among the global operators to have implemented HSDPA+ and achieved a 42.2 Mbps speed using the HSPA multi carrier solution. Turkcell reported a TRY2.1 billion (US$1.3 billion) net revenue with total assets of TRY15.2 billion (US$9.8 billion) as of March 31, 2011. 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

For further information please contact Turkcell

        Nihat Narin, Investor and International Media Relations
        Tel: +90-212-313-1244
        Email: [email protected]
        [email protected]

SOURCE Turkcell