Turkcell Collaboration Creates World's First Youth-Oriented Internet Browser

 Turkcell Collaboration Creates World's First Youth-Oriented Internet Browser

  PR Newswire

  ISTANBUL, July 10, 2013

ISTANBUL, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Turkcell (NYSE: TKC, ISE: TCELL), the leading technology and communication
company in Turkey has collaborated with Yandex, the international internet
browser, to create a search engine geared towards the youth. The biggest youth
club under "gnctrkcll" now offers a dynamic platform that will give access to
everything the customers' needs on the internet, much faster and easier with
the new gnctrkcll Yandex Browser.

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The collaboration, which provides gnctrkcll customers with an internet browser
of their own, provides a unique internet setting for the youth group, which
spends the most time online. Customers who download YandexBrowser 1.7, from
gnctrkcll.yandex.com.tr are not only provided with a fast and smooth internet
experience, thanks to the smart search line and Turbo mode features, but are
also greeted with a search engine that can be customized with special
background designs. The new browser also provides the ability to access
personal settings that on other computers with the installed YandexBrowser
from anywhere, at any time. The ability to customize backgrounds with selected
pictures and a favorites sites bar, as well as other features, make it obvious
that this will be precisely the new practical, secure and fast internet
browser that the youth has been waiting for.

Turkcell Chief Consumer Marketing Office Burak Sevilengul stated the following
about the collaboration between gnctrkcll and Yandex: "We are always working
towards providing gnctrkcll customers with the newest and best experience.
Yandex, which has recently increased competition in the search engine and
internet browser sector with its dynamic approach, make it possible for young
people to access information at speed with flexibility and customized advanced
solutions. Thanks to our cooperation, not only will customers be able to
search easily online, but also up to date on current developments on their own
agenda at the same time. I especially want to thank Yandex Turkey Chairman
Mehmet Ali Yalcindag, the employees of Yandex and the gnctrkcll team for all
their efforts in making this extraordinary project possible."

The prominent features of the gnctrkcll YandexBrowser 1.7 

  *The Smart Search Line: Both website addresses and search questions can be
    entered into the smart search line when searching. The smart search lines
    provides hints to the user, while inputting website addresses or
    questions, and also provides the ability to make a quick search in other
    search engines, or on Wikipedia.
  *Interface: The interface, which provides users with fast access to the
    pages they visit the most, also contains current information on the
    weather, traffic and notifications from the social media.
  *Turbo mode: When internet connection speed falls the Turbo mode is
    automatically activated. This technology compresses the pages that are
    being viewed to enable faster downloading. The turbo mode not only speeds
    up the opening of pages, but also saves on internet usage quotas.
  *Customization: The background of the interface can be customized. Users
    can select existing images, or else download an image as their background.
  *Synchronization: Users can transfer their particular preferences and
    saved favorites to YandexBrowser at another computer with just one click.
    Thus, users can access their own personal settings from anywhere, at any
  *Security: The Kaspersky anti-virus system always warns users against sites
    that may contain harmful content, and automatically scans files that are
    downloaded onto the computer against viruses. Additionally, the HTTPS
    security protocol is used to ensure that data backed-up on Yandex cloud
    based data storage service YandexDisk.


Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company in  Turkey ,
with 34.9 million subscribers as of March 31, 2013. 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 March 31,
2013. It was one of the first among 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 February 28, 2013, Turkcell ' s population coverage is at
99.19% in 2G and 84.26% in 3G.  Turkcell reported a TRY2.7 billion (US$1.5
billion) revenue with total assets of TRY18.9 billion (US$10.4 billion) as of
March 31, 2013. 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

For further information please contact Turkcell Nihat Narin  Director of
Investor and International Media Relations Tel: +90-212-313-1244 Email:
nihat.narin@turkcell.com.tr Asli Tan International Media Relations Manager  
Tel: +90-212-313-2682 Email: asli.tan@turkcell.com.tr

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