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

By Turkcell, PRNE
Thursday, July 21, 2011

ISTANBUL, Turkey, July 22, 2011 -


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

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

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 href="www.turkcell.com.tr/">www.turkcell.com.tr

For further information please contact

Nihat Narin, Investor and International Media Relations
Tel: +90-212-313-1244
Email: href="mailto:nihat.narin@turkcell.com.tr">nihat.narin@turkcell.com.tr



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