Turkcell Awarded for Best Financial Disclosure Procedures in Europe for Second Consecutive Year

By Turkcell, PRNE
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

ISTANBUL, April 20, 2011 - Turkcell (NYSE: TKC, ISE: TCELL), Turkey's leading communications
and technology company, today announced being ranked as one of the top-five
companies in Europe for its Financial Disclosure Procedures, and being
awarded by IR Global Rankings (IRGR) at its 2011 The IR Summit in London on
April 14, 2011.

IRGR conducts rankings in five regions: North America, Europe,
Asia/Pacific and China, India and Latin America. A total of 150 companies
from North American and Europe participated in this year's awards, including
a number of the world's leading corporations such as Adidas, Cisco Systems,
Intel and Visa. Turkcell was evaluated in the European category along with
Allianz, BNP Paribas, PHILIPS and Royal Dutch Shell.

Nihat Narin, Head of Investor and International Media Relations
at Turkcell, said, "We are proud to be recognized, for the second consecutive
year, as one of Europe's front-runner companies for best practice in
financial disclosure. We are constantly looking for ways to achieve a
continuous rise in the standards of our best IR practices."

"The implementation of best practices in communicating with the
capital markets helps companies earn and maintain investor confidence. Each
year, we acknowledge those companies that have raised the bar in their
approach to communicating with the investment community," said Luar Huber,
head of IR Global Rankings.


The IR Global Rankings ("IRGR") is the most comprehensive ranking
system for investor relations websites, online annual report, corporate
governance practices and financial disclosure procedures. The ranking is
based on extensive technical proprietary research of publicly traded
companies through a clear and transparent methodology and is supported by key
global institutions such as Arnold & Porter; KPMG; MZ and Sodali. For more
information, please visit www.irglobalrankings.com.


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 Cukurova 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
    Email: nihat.narin@turkcell.com.tr



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