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A First In Turkey, 'Turkcell Investor Relations' Becomes A Course At Bahcesehir University

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.  

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