CeBIT Commences With Turkcell Sponsorship

By Turkcell, PRNE
Monday, February 28, 2011

The Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel Embraces Cello and Welcomes Turkcell

ISTANBUL, Turkey, March 1, 2011 - CeBIT, the Information and Technology fair, in which Turkey is
participating as a Partner Country in 2011, has commenced with Turkcell
sponsorship. The special section in the fair where Turkey is being
represented with events and stands has been opened with a ceremony and
participation of Turkcell's CEO Mr. Sureyya Ciliv and the Chancellor of
Germany, Angela Merkel. Mr. Sureyya Ciliv presented a golden SIM card, which
symbolically is the first SIM Card of Turkcell Europe, to Ms. Angela Merkel
during the ceremony. Ms. Angela Merkel, embracing Turkcell's symbolic Cello,
noted that she would also opt for Turkcell when in Turkey.

Photo of German Chancellor Ms. Angela Merkel embracing Turkcell's Cell
buddy at CeBIT:

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Turkcell CEO Mr. Sureyya Ciliv commented that "As Turkcell, we
are quite pleased to be among the sponsors of such a conference. As the
leading company in our sector in Turkey as well as the global arena, we are
thrilled to represent the Turkish telecommunications sector at this event.
Another reason that positions CEBIT even more importantly is Turkcell
Europe's launch in Germany, the preparations of which were completed in 2010.
We are proud to realize one of the most sizeable investments from Turkey to
Germany and to have exported Turkish technology and knowhow to Germany, since
the beginning of the period of migration to Germany 50 years ago. There are
approximately 3 million Turkish people currently living in Germany among who
Turkcell's brand is very well known."

Turkcell is also hosting 12 post-graduate students who have
been accepted to the "Turkcell Post-Graduate Scholarship Program". These
bright youngsters who have been granted scholarships by Turkcell in the
technology arena to support the development of and attract a qualified
workforce to the sector, have shared their own studies and projects at the
Turkcell booth.

About Turkcell

Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company
in Turkey with 33.5 million subscribers and a market share of approximately
54% as of 2010 (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 2010.
Turkcell reported TRY9.0 billion ($6.0 billion) net revenue and its total
assets reached TRY15.1 billion ($9.8 billion) as of 2010. Turkcell covers 82%
of the Turkish population through its 3G and covers 99.07% of the Turkish
population through its 2G technology supported network. 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 has been listed on the NYSE and the ISE since July 2000 and is the
only NYSE-listed company in Turkey. 51.00% of Turkcell's share capital is
held by Turkcell Holding, 0.05% by Çukurova Holding, 13.07% by Sonera Holding
and 1.19% by others while the remaining 34.69% is free float. Read more at

    For further information please contact Turkcell

    Nihat Narin, Investor and International Media Relations
    Tel: + 90-212-313-1244


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

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