Turkcell (NYSE:TKC) (BIST:TCELL), Turkey's leading telecoms and technology company, was recently recognized for the quality of its financial announcements by Turkey's investor relations community. TUYID, the Investor Relations Association of Turkey, awarded its top prize in the "Communication of Financial Results" category to Turkcell.

This year marks the first time that TUYID has given awards. Companies were evaluated in three categories - communication of financial results, annual reports and IR websites - in this inaugural year. The members of Borsa Istanbul's BIST100 index, in other words Turkey's top publicly-traded companies, were evaluated by KPMG. At the end of this transparent and independent evaluation, Turkcell was found to be have the best IR practice in Turkey in the category of "Communication of Financial Results". The category comprises both the annual and the quarterly announcements.

"As Turkcell's Investor Relations team, our primary duty is to create value for our company and stakeholders by providing transparent, equal and timely information. With this goal in mind, we strive to adopt the best IR practices that provide our stakeholders access to information on our company whenever needed and wherever they are. The recognition that we receive from the investor and analyst community for our work will be an important source of motivation for our future efforts" said Nihat Narin, Turkcell's Director of Investor Relations.

TUYID is a platform designed to foster collaborative ties among investor relations professionals and the constituencies that they serve. It aims to develop professional know-how and to elevate Turkish investor relations applications to global standards. It defines its mission as "contributing to the promotion of the Turkish markets, providing assistance for Turkish companies in their efforts to achieve fair market value and supporting Turkish capital markets to gain depth and resilience."

Turkcell's IR homepage and financial results announcements can be accessed here: http://www.turkcell.com.tr/en/aboutus/investor-relations

ABOUT TURKCELL: Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company in Turkey, with 34.7 million subscribers as of September 30, 2014. Turkcell is a leading regional player with its approximately 71.1 million subscribers in nine countries as of September 30, 2014. 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. Turkcell Superonline, a wholly owned subsidiary of Turkcell, is the first telecom operator to offer households fiber broadband connection at speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps in Turkey. As of September 2014, Turkcell's population coverage is at 99.62% in 2G and 88.09% in 3G. Turkcell reported a TRY3.2 billion (US$1.5 billion) revenue with total assets of TRY22.7 billion (US$10.0 billion) as of September 30, 2014. It has been listed on the NYSE and the BIST since July 2000, and is the only NYSE-listed company in Turkey. Read more at www.turkcell.com.tr

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