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A First in Turkey, 'Turkcell Investor Relations' Becomes a Course at Bahcesehir University

     A First in Turkey, 'Turkcell Investor Relations' Becomes a Course at
                            Bahcesehir University

  PR Newswire

  ISTANBUL, Turkey, March 4, 2013

ISTANBUL, Turkey, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Turkcell (NYSE:TKC, ISE: TCELL) , Turkey's leading communications and
technology company Turkcell has announced a new initiative, the first Investor
Relation Strategies and Implementation course, offered to students at
Bahcesehir University CO-OP which aims to give valuable insights about the
nature and importance of the business to leading corporate companies. This
enables the students to realize the new business opportunities and gives way
to prospective fields of search when it comes to employment.

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Through the Investor Relations course, Turkcell has dedicated its profound
employees to the development of new business areas which was not covered among
the Turkish Universities. The students had a chance to explore basic
principles and implementation of core strategies through a fourteen week
program in the fall of 2012-2013.

Having been recognized as Turkey's front-runner company for best practice in
investor relations and steadily awarded by the world's most prestigious
institutions, the course examines the role of investor relations, its purpose
within specific organizations, the appropriate financial regulations,
brokerage and security considerations as well as the ethical considerations.
The topics were supported with best practices implemented by Turkcell and the
students learned how to successfully plan and manage an investor relations
strategy.

Commenting on the successfully course, Nihat Narin, Head of Investor and
International Media Relations at Turkcell, said: "Turkish Capital Markets are
developing impressively and Istanbul is on its way to becoming a global
financial center. Today investor relations professionals are the pivotal link
between their organization and the outside world. Turkcell, as the only
Turkish company listed on both the IMKB and NYSE that continues to contribute
to the capital markets with its practices. We are proud to be part of
Bahcesehir University's Cooperative Education, an innovative program
presenting the key growth areas for the professions of the future."

Mr. Narin's comments were followed by, Bahcesehir University the Dean of the
Faculty of Communication, Prof. Dr. Haluk Gurgen who stated that: "By
combining theory with real-world practice, the cooperative education program
empowers our students with the critical knowledge and the skills necessary to
take the first step in their career. Our cooperation with Turkcell has
positioned us as a unique institution that values its students and who works
to contribute to the strengthening of the Turkish education system.'’

Turkcell will not only continue its efforts in the fields of education but
will also provide solutions through its cutting edge technology to help spread
the latest information to all universities across Turkey. 

ABOUT TURKCELL

Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company in  Turkey ,
with 35.1 million subscribers as of December 31, 2012. Turkcell is a leading
regional player, with market leadership in five of the nine countries in which
it operates with its approximately 69.2 million subscribers as of December 31,
2012. It has become one of the first among the global operators to have
implemented HSPA+. It has achieved up to 43.2 Mbps speed using the Dual
Carrier technology, and is continuously working to provide the latest
technology to its customers, e.g. 84 Mbps in the near future. Turkcell
Superonline, a wholly owned subsidiary of Turkcell, is the one and only
telecom operator to offer households fiber broadband connection at speeds of
up to 1,000 Mbps in  Turkey . As of December 31, 2012, Turkcell population
coverage is at 99.17% in 2G and 84.02% in 3G. Turkcell reported a TRY10.5
billion (US$5.9 billion) revenue with total assets of TRY18.7 billion (US$10.5
billion) as of December 31, 2012. 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

You can now follow the most up-to-date Turkcell developments on twitter by
clicking on the link below.

http://twitter.com/TurkcellNews

For further information please contact Turkcell

Nihat Narin Division Head of Investor and International Media Relations Tel:
+90-212-313-1244 Email: nihat.narin@turkcell.com.tr Banu Uzgur International
Media Relations Manager Tel: +90-212-313-1506 Email:
banu.uzgur@turkcell.com.tr investor.relations@turkcell.com.tr
 
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